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Our volunteer center matches individuals with over 200 nonprofit organizations in our five county area.

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T​o improve lives ​in our five county region ​by mobilizing the caring power of communities​ ​to advance the common good.

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Simply create a video (between 30 seconds and 3 minutes) talking/singing about how you, your workplace, or group has done one, or more of the following for United Way: Then Either… Upload it to YouTube and email us a link at Email it to us at and we’ll upload it for you It’s that SIMPLE! All videos must include your name, contact info and/or business/organization you are affiliated with. Videos can be funny, serious, artistic, include talking dogs, … read more

Day of Caring is a one day, hands-on experience where volunteer teams from local businesses are matched with local non-profit agencies and schools to complete meaningful projects that fulfill agency and community needs. This year’s Day of Caring is Thursday September 11th. Thursday, September 11th 2014 Kickoff breakfast 8 am at the Park Place Hotel  You won’t want to miss this! We have lots of new things planned for this year’s kickoff. Day of Caring Projects If you would like … read more

Our 2014 grant process is in full swing.  A major part of the process is the team that reviews the grants, interviews the agencies, and makes the recommendations for funding.  We call this team our Citizen Action Team or CAT and it is made up of members of the community who give to United Way either financially or through volunteering. These community volunteers receive training and orientation.  After carefully reviewing applications, they meet to interview applicants and score their proposals. … read more