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Posted at: Monday, September 18, 2017
KINGSPORT — Hurricanes Harvey and Irma gave back-to-back beatings to Texas, Florida and the Southeastern United States in recent weeks, causing millions of dollars in property damage and displacing thousands of residents. The storms have claimed more than 100 lives. But from the chaos has come a great wave of generosity. People volunteering, organizations sending supplies and individuals giving hundreds of millions of dollars. How does that generosity affect local organizations...
Posted at: Thursday, September 14, 2017
KINGSPORT — It’s that time. The annual fundraising drives to help out first responders and other resources that move communities forward have begun.The United Ways of Northeast Tennessee held their Regional Campaign Kickoff Thursday at the MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center. The event, hosted by HomeTrust Bank and the United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK), began the annual fundraising campaigns of UWGK, the United Way of Bristol TN...
Posted at: Thursday, September 14, 2017
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The CEO of the Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education shared her passion for education and a message of hope during the United Way regional campaign kickoff Thursday.Jamie Woodson collaboratively works to support K-12 education in Tennessee and also works with leaders across the state to prepare students for college and the workforce. She praised the 300 United Way officials and partner agencies who attended the luncheon for working to improve their...
Posted at: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE – The United Ways of Northeast Tennessee kicked off fundraising campaigns across the region on Thursday, August 17, 2017. In an event hosted by HomeTrust Bank and the United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK) at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center, goals for all six Northeast Tennessee United Ways were announced, with a regional goal of $7.4 million. Jamie Woodson, CEO of the State Collaboration on Reforming Education (SCORE) was the keynote speaker for...
Posted at: Friday, June 23, 2017
The 25th Annual Week of Caring kicked off on Monday, June 19th and ran through Friday, June 23rd. Over 1800 volunteers from 48 businesses and organizations completed 201 projects across Northeast Tennessee. The financial impact of this year’s Regional Week of Caring was an astounding $260,712 for a cumulative 10,800 hours of volunteer work. Week of Caring is an annual event during which volunteers across the region from local businesses and organizations demonstrate their care for...
Posted at: Monday, June 19, 2017
KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE—The 25th Annual Week of Caring kicked off on June 19th with a breakfast hosted by the week’s sponsor, Bank of Tennessee, and held at the Bank of Tennessee Operations Center. Attendees included Bank of Tennessee staff; staff, board chairs, campaign chairs, and volunteers from the United Ways of Bristol TN/VA, Carter County/Elizabethton, Greater Kingsport, Greeneville, and Washington County, TN; nonprofit member agency directors and staff; and other community...
Posted at: Thursday, February 09, 2017
KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE – United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK) hosted its 2016 Annual Meeting on February 8, 2017 with approximately 100 people in attendance, including those who GIVE, ADVOCATE, and VOLUNTEER on behalf of the organization, representatives from UWGK Member Agencies, and public officials from the City of Kingsport and Sullivan County.  Andy Wampler, 2017 UWGK Board of Directors Vice Chair, gave the invocation, and Dobyns-Bennett High School student Kendall Miller led...
Posted at: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE – United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK) continues to DRIVE AND INSPIRE COMMUNITY CHANGE by enabling seven regional nonprofit organizations to receive over $424,000 in grant dollars for programs serving local seniors.UWGK was made aware of grant monies available for senior programs through the “Serving Tennessee’s Seniors” grant, administered by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at the request of the Chancery Court. The requirements of the...
Posted at: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
KINGSPORT - Paralympic sprinter Patrick “Blake” Leeper is a firm believer that everything we go through in life is for a reason, and for every situation in life, we can step back and find a blessing.“Life doesn't happen to us. It happens for us and in every situation we can step back and find the blessing in the bad,” Leeper told a group of United Way officials, volunteers and supporters on Thursday. “Life is not fair, it doesn't matter how good your...
Posted at: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Bellafina Chocolates has partnered with United Way of Greater Kingsport to offer a new way for businesses to support the 2016 Community Campaign.  Through November 17, companies may place corporate gift orders and designate 100% of the net proceeds to benefit United Way.  More information is available at http://www.BellafinaChocolates.com/CorpGifts."The United Way of Greater Kingsport and their partner agencies serve so many threatened children and...