Category Archives: Disaster

Blake Shelton headlines telethon, concert to help United Way of Central Oklahoma tornado relief

Country music performer Blake Shelton is headlining a telethon for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund tomorrow (Wednesday, May 29). Shelton, who organized the telethon, will be joined by Grammy Award-winning artists Miranda Lambert, Reba, Darius … Continue reading

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Support immediate and long-term disaster recovery after Oklahoma tornado devastation

You can help provide immediate and long-term relief for people suffering from the devastation of yesterday’s tornadoes in Oklahoma. United Way has activated the emergency and disaster response donation system to support Oklahoma’s recovery work at http://www.unitedwayokc.org/ Your gifts will support … Continue reading

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Memphis Police Department officers to provide “active shooter” workshop for the Mid-South Feb. 13 at United Way

Violent, unexpected attacks in unlikely places is a reality our nation is facing with disturbing frequency. The damage an armed assailant can create in a matter of seconds and minutes ends lives and threatens the security of communities. These “active … Continue reading

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Spend time now planning for winter weather and avoid being caught off-guard when snow and ice hit later

(Note: This post originally appeared on November 23rd, 2011 and is republished due to recent weather conditions.) Last week the Shelby County Office of Preparedness and the National Weather Service reminded us of the importance of planning for our upcoming … Continue reading

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UPDATED: The United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund established in New York City

(UPDATED Nov. 1) The local United Way organizations serving communities impacted by the devastating forces of Hurricane Sandy have formed The United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund to address immediate and long-term recovery needs created by the storm. Visit UWSandyRecovery.org to donate to … Continue reading

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United Way staff recognized for work in emergency management with Mid-South VOAD

United Way’s work to support people and communities during emergencies and disasters is multi-faceted. In addition to supporting nonprofit agencies which provide hands-on services to people in need, United Way also participates in Mid-South VOAD, a group which promotes coordination, … Continue reading

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Your support at work: His house destroyed by fire, John was unsure of where to turn, or how he and his wife would find shelter

(Note: This story comes courtesy of Kim Cribb with the American Red Cross. Names and images are changed to protect privacy.) The fire started in the kitchen, but the severe flame and smoke damage impacted every room in John’s home. … Continue reading

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