United Way of Greater Kingsport Progressing Towards $3.5M Goal - UWGK updates the community on their stance of homelessness in Kingsport

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE – The United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK) has raised $2,118,448.38, or 60.5%, of its $3.5 million campaign goal. The dollars raised through the campaign remain within our Greater Kingsport community to improve lives within the areas of health, education and financial stability. UWGK can leverage funds to support 41 programs and 30 member agencies to sustain positive community impact. UWGK fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every member of the community.


            Recently the United Way of Greater Kingsport Board of Directors convened and discussed the complex issues surrounding homelessness in Kingsport. “Homelessness is a real problem in our community and our Board of Directors voted to prioritize it as our top unmet need in the community,” says Danelle Glasscock, Executive Director of United Way of Greater Kingsport. Currently, UWGK supports four agencies with a total 80 beds per night available in our community to assist individuals and families to help transition out of homelessness. The United Way is actively working with key stakeholders in our community with the vision of a safe and compassionate Kingsport to identify and address areas where gaps exist in current services. Individuals interested in volunteering to help the homeless can see current volunteer needs at volunteerkingsport,org.  


            Individuals, companies, or organizations interested in donating to United Way’s work in key community issues are encouraged to visit www.uwaykpt.org to learn more.  Contributions may be made directly to the organization by mailing a check to UWGK, 301 Louis Street, Suite 201, Kingsport, TN 37660.  Easy to give online options are also available at www.uwaykpt.org/give. Inquiries may be made by calling (423) 378-3409, ext. 14.


United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK) fights for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in our community. UWGK’s mission is to improve lives. Our vision is a better life for all.