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Posted at: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Kingsport Chamber Spotlight showcases United Way of Greater Kingsport in an informative segment discussing the theme, goals and varying aspects of this year's campaign with Director of Resource Development and Communications, Mandi Cambre, and Campaign Chair, Bill Trapp.  The feature provides a brief overview of how United Way of Greater Kingsport is fighting to address problems within the community and get to the root cause of these issues, while highlighting ways to ...
Posted at: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE – The United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK) has raised $3.18 million to date, 88% of its $3.6 million campaign goal. The theme for this year’s campaign continues to be “Drive and Inspire Community Change,” but UWGK has added in a new brand credo: “United We Fight, United We Win.” In addition to highlighting the positive change that can happen when UWGK mobilizes the caring power of the community, this new credo underscores UWGK’s...
Posted at: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Volunteers and nonprofits can now find each other in one place.In partnership with the United Way of Greater Kingsport, officials from United Way of Bristol launched a new volunteer portal Wednesday for community members to learn about available opportunities.The website, www.unitedwaybristol.galaxydigital.com, allows nonprofit organizations in the region to post any volunteer needs, promote fundraisers and list events. Community members and businesses can then...
Posted at: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
BLOUNTVILLE — Volunteering has never been easier.The United Way organizations of Kingsport and Bristol announced on Wednesday their new online volunteering platforms. These portals allow you to easily connect with quality volunteer opportunities in your community through a desktop computer, mobile phone or tablet.The United Way of Greater Kingsport’s site is called Volunteer Kingsport (www.volunteerkingsport.org) while the United Way of Bristol TN/VA’s site is called...
Posted at: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The United Way of Bristol TN/VA and the United Way of Greater Kingsport have partnered with Eastman Credit Union to launch online volunteer platforms in their communities. These online portals will allow community members to easily connect with quality volunteer opportunities in their communities through their desktop computers, mobile phones, or tablets. The United Way of Bristol TN/VA’s site is called Get Connected and the United Way of Greater Kingsport’s site is called...
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...