Monthly Archives: June 2011

United Way Worldwide President salutes FedEx and Chairman/CEO Fred Smith at national conference

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has posted a video showing United Way Worldwide President and CEO Brian Gallagher saluting the work of FedEx and its founder, Frederick W. Smith who is Chairman, President and CEO of FedEx Corporation. Gallagher ‘s introduction … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Volunteers

ServiceMaster “casual day” fundraiser and corporate match contributes over $10,600 to local flood & disaster relief

Partnering with United Way of the Mid-South, ServiceMaster associates have come together to raise funds for local emergency and disaster relief efforts. ServiceMaster is supporting the Emergency Management Agency’s Long Term Recovery Committee with a gift through United Way of … Continue reading

Posted in Disaster, Fund Raising, Health, News

Your Support At Work: After a heart bypass, Gloria was struggling with depression

This story comes courtesy of Barica Horner with Goodwill Homes Community Services, Inc., a part of United Way’s local nonprofit network of care. Names and images have been changed to protect privacy. Gloria is a 71-year-old African-American who has had … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Improving health for adults & seniors, Partner Agencies, Personal Stories

MLG&W launches “Walk United” at Mud Island (photos)

(Click on each photo for a larger version) Memphis Light Gas & Water employees went walking for health as part their first annual MLG&W Walk United Fundraiser Saturday, June 25 at Mud Island River Park in downtown Memphis, TN (see … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Fund Raising, Health, Volunteers

CIM basic functionality & technical training session July 13 (RSVP required)

Community Issues Management (CIM) is a web-based system designed for community engagement. It helps organizations and the public improve community decision-making using facilitation technologies. This helps engage people in ways that promote understanding, strategic collaborations and a wiser use of … Continue reading

Posted in CIM, Education, Information Resources, Technology

UPDATED: Free flood & storm clean-up now available; more volunteers needed

The Shelby County Office of Preparedness and the Emergency Management Agency have announced that free clean-up assistance is now available for homeowners affected by the floods in April and May. A hotline number has been established for citizens seeking free clean-up … Continue reading

Posted in Disaster, Health, Volunteers

MLG&W will ‘Walk United’ at Mud Island on Saturday, June 25th

Memphis Light Gas & Water employees are gearing to go walking for health as part their first annual MLG&W Walk United Fundraiser Saturday, June 25 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Mud Island River Park in downtown Memphis, TN. “This is … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Fund Raising, Health, Volunteers