Category Archives: News

United Way sponsors conference to help employers respond to domestic violence among employees, January 24, 2014

United Way of the Mid-South’s network of partners works to reduce domestic violence in our community in many ways, including the use of education and awareness efforts. Domestic violence isn’t a “private matter” that stays in a person’s home when … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Education, Events, Health, Improving health for adults & seniors, Information Resources, News, Strengthening families and neighborhoods

Special video featuring United Way & NFL to air during Thanksgiving game, Monday Night Football

United Way’s 40 year partnership with the National Football League is continuously evolving and growing, finding new ways to share the message of improving people’s lives across the nation. During halftime of the Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Thanksgiving day … Continue reading

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Youth United Way students give of their weekends to assemble Thanksgiving boxes

Last Saturday, students in the Youth United Way Leadership Program gave time and energy to assemble ten boxes of non-perishable items for local families to enjoy this Thanksgiving. The students donated food items and worked on teams to create more … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Health, News, Volunteers, Youth United Way

American Snuff Company, LLC joins United Way drive with check presentation

United Way of the Mid-South received a generous $7,500 check from American Snuff Company, LLC earlier this week to support our work to improve local education, financial stability and health. Gene Crain, Senior Director of Manufacturing and Clayton Griffin, Senior … Continue reading

Posted in Fund Raising, LEAA - Loaned Executives Alumni Association, Loaned Executives, News

This just in: United Way staff on WLOK 1340 this morning

United Way staff members Regina Walker, Yvonne Howard and Ashley Washington will appear on AM 1340 WLOK radio at 10:00 a.m. this morning to discuss the need for local volunteers helping at Free Tax Prep sites across the Mid-South. Walker … Continue reading

Posted in EITCA, Financial Stability, News, Volunteers

United Way specialist Ashley Washington on WBBP 1480 AM tomorrow, 1:00 p.m.

Recruiting volunteers and increasing awareness of Free Tax Prep: Ashley Washington, United Way Community Impact Specialist, will be a guest on WBBP 1480 AM tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 to discuss our financial stability work with Free Tax Prep centers and … Continue reading

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Agency partners applying for the United Way G. Bradley Wanzer, Jr. Award For Excellence this month

Many United Way network partner agencies are completing applications for this year’s United Way of the Mid-South G. Bradley Wanzer, Jr. Award for Excellence. The Award honors Brad Wanzer’s 31-year career at our United Way and his legacy of caring. It … Continue reading

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