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Freedom Fest offers big fundraiser for United Way

KEARNEY, Neb. (NCN) - One of Kearney’s biggest summer events is also one of its biggest fundraisers. The United Way of the Kearney Area hosted its fourth annual Freedom Fest at the Viaero Center Thursday night. Executive Director Julie Van Hoek says the event is the main source of funds for several of its initiatives.
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Cleveland Jewish News

Napoli ready to retire after transforming United Way

Collaborative, innovative, leader and courageous are all words colleagues used to describe August “Augie” Napoli, the retiring president and CEO of United Way of Greater Cleveland. Napoli, 70, has served in his role since June 2016, as he turned the organization around and had a lasting impact on the community, according to those who spoke to the Cleveland Jewish News.
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Women United in Pocatello Collecting Items for Welcome Home Kits

Women United -- a subset of United Way in Pocatello -- is collecting items to make 'welcome home' kits. The kits are like housewarming baskets, with the essential items needed for people moving into their first home. The kits will go to women, children and families coming out of shelters...

United Way Introduces 2022-23 Campaign Chair, Vice Chair

United Way of Greater Topeka Leadership donors were the first to learn who would lead the next year of the organization’s impact fundraising efforts. At the nonprofit’s summer leadership investor gathering Wednesday, CEO Jessica Lehnherr introduced UWGT board member Trey George as the next Campaign Chair. George is the President and CEO of the Topeka Housing Authority (THA). THA’s Pine Ridge neighborhood is home to the Pine Ridge Prep Preschool and the Pine Ridge Partnership. United Way has invested in the preschool since its founding a decade ago.

Davis, N.O. East Hospital CEO, Named United Way Board Chair

NEW ORLEANS – Takeisha Davis, president and CEO of New Orleans East Hospital, has been named 2022-23 board chair of United Way Southeast Louisiana’s board of trustees. Davis will be the first African American woman in the role. “Community members across our region are struggling, but none more...

El Paso United and County of El Paso expand rental & utility services

EL PASO, TX (KTSM) – Funded by El Paso County, El Paso United is offering navigation services to connect County of El Paso residents to available resources including emergency food, childcare, medical services, and rental and utility assistance. The goal of these and other community programs is to further close the gaps caused by the […]

Grant helps buy fans for families in need

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The North Texas United Way received a grant that will help families in need stay cool throughout the recent heat wave. The Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services provided a grant that will help The North Texas United Way buy 34 fans for Interfaith Outreach Services. These fans will then be given to families in need.
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Sour Mash Golf Tournament tees off July 11

VIENNA — United Bank and the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley are honored to be associated for the 2022 edition of the Sour Mash Golf Tournament on July 11 at the Parkersburg Country Club, officials said. The 51st annual tournament that features 36 teams competing in a...

United Way Manitowoc County Announces Temporary Pausing of Ride United Program

United Way Manitowoc County has announced that starting tomorrow (July 1st) the Ride United program will be temporarily paused. The reason is reportedly due to limited funding. The group told us that since launching the program on June 1st of this year “Ride United has provided over 200 rides, quickly depleting a $4,000 pilot grant United Way Manitowoc County received from United Way Worldwide for the program.”

United Way of King County offering free meals for kids this summer

KING COUNTY, Wash. - Free summer meals are available for kids and teens at many parks, community centers, schools and faith-based organizations in King County this year. The program is only for kids and teens ages 18 and under, but some sites may offer additional resources for older family members. There is no fee, sign-up or proof of identity required to receive a meal.

United Way of Van Wert County Names 2022-23 Campaign Chair

VAN WERT — United Way of Van Wert County Executive Director Vicki Smith announced Marie Miller as this year’s campaign chair for 2022-23. “Marie has been a great partner with the United Way. She has provided us with marketing help for 2 years prior to her going on our board. She is very creative and has great ideas to bring us to the virtual era. Marie has also given many volunteer hours to the United Way. She helped develop our online giving program, new website, and many social media events. She was excited to accept the campaign chair position for our 100th year celebration.” remarked Vicki Smith, United Way Executive Director.