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United Way of

Greene County, Inc. Since 1958, United Way of Greene County has been encouraging our community to embody the spirit of cooperation with NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR TO STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITY. United Way of Greene County is the catalyst that brings people together to build a community that values above all else the COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY TO CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER.

United Way of Greene County, Inc. 115 Academy Street, Greeneville, TN 37743

423-639-9361

United Way of Greene County fights for the health, education, and stability of every person in Greene County. YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL HELP US CONTINUE THIS FIGHT!


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United Way of Greene County — Saturday, September 14, 2019

Volunteer Leadership. That’s how we United Way Board of Directors: Left to right: Rodney Bell, Ken Earl, Tammy Albright, Corey Shipley, Gary Funk, Buddy Yonz, LaJean Larsen, and Kim Bowers. Not pictured: Watson Leonard, Nathan Holt, Ron Metcalfe, Melissa Batson, Josh Ealy, Angela Ebbert, Mike Hopkins, Misty Kite-Fezell, Barry Litchfield, Art Masker, and Ted Rideout.

2019 Board of Directors President: Buddy Yonz – retired, Unaka Company Vice President: Watson Leonard – Leonard Associates Treasurer: Kim Bowers – Greeneville Water Commission Allocation Committee Chair: Ron Metcalfe – WGRV/WIKQ/WSMG Radio Greeneville Immediate Past President: Nathan Holt – Greene County Trustee UWTN Board Member: Gary Funk – retired, Landair Tammy Albright - Greeneville Community Hospital Melissa Batson – Greeneville City Schools Rodney Bell – retired, Forward Air Josh Ealy – Tusculum University Ken Earl – retired, Greeneville Water Commission Angela Ebbert – Greeneville Light & Power System Mike Hopkins – Jarden Zinc Products Bobby Holt – Right Angle Enterprises

Mike Hopkins – Jarden Zinc Products Misty Kite-Fezell – Tennessee Farm Bureau Insurance LaJean Larsen – Donaldson Company Barry Litchfield – Parker Art Masker – retired, Holston United Methodist Home for Children Ted Rideout – Unaka Corporation Corey Shipley – Collins Shipley PLLC

United Way of Greene County 115 Academy Street Greeneville, TN 37743 423-639-9361


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Efficiency. That’s how we

serving local people

The United Way of Greene County has a low overhead of 6%, far lower than the 35% recognized by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance, a national, non-profit “watchdog” group, or the 25% recognized by the United States Office of Personnel Management, or the 20% recognized as a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator.

BBB’s Wise Giving Allowance Recommendation USA Office of Personnel Management Recommendation Charity Navigator’s Highest 4-Star Rating Recommendation

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United Way of Greene County

The donations made to United Way of Greene County stay in Greene County. Only 1% of every dollar raised goes outside of the county each year to pay state and national dues.

IN 2018, WE MADE GREENE COUNTY A BETTER PLACE FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE: • 10,280 households (29,566 individuals) received food, housing, and utility assistance. • 86 cancer patients received assistance with medication, supplies, and transportation to treatments. • 388 Senior “volunteers” provided love and support to special needs children. The low-income seniors received a minimal stipend to supplement their retirement. • 30 elderly and disabled adults received in-home assistance to help them remain independent and in their homes, saving their families, Greene County, and the state of Tennessee the additional expense of assisted living. • 12 weekly warm-water swim classes were offered to arthritis sufferers. • 3,510 monthly scholarships were awarded for member fees and youth programs at the local YMCA. • 12 youth and adults were diagnosed, treated, and educated for speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders.

• 202 disabled individuals trained for or entered employment through occupational rehabilitation services and were effectively moved from public assistance to tax-paying citizens. • 470 Greene County boys and 166 adult leaders enjoyed Boy Scout leadership and development activities. • 4,068 residents received 49,273 sessions of mental health counseling, treatment, drug and alcohol abuse therapy, and crisis services. • 185 homeless individuals had a warm place to stay. • 193 children from low-income families or single-parent homes received high-quality, three-star-rated daycare services at scholarship rates. • 85 HiSET/GEDs were awarded, more than 7,800 free instructional hours were provided, and 400 students and families were served through literacy and adult education programs. • 206 reported Greene County victims of child abuse

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and their non-offending caregivers were counseled and helped through the investigation and healing process. 35 families (80 individuals) who were victims of home fires received emergency assistance and services, while more than 730 people received instruction and certifications from the American Red Cross. 781 local at-risk school children received family outreach and support to aid in school readiness and success. Volunteer emergency personnel with appropriate training and equipment responded to 1,000 automobile accidents and other emergency situations to assist local residents. 15 local volunteers provided court advocacy and support for 169 children in the justice system. 190 victims of domestic violence received shelter and other services. 172 seniors provided over 33,356 hours of volunteer service worth more than $823,559 to 17 local non-profit

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organizations and government agencies. 672 Greene County residents received information and referral for health and human service needs. 226 local girls and 125 adult volunteer leaders enjoyed the youth development and leadership activities of the Girl Scouts. 2,696 children participated in after-school activities and other programs of the Boys & Girls Club. 463 calls related to poison ingestion were fielded from Greene County and callers received emergency instruction. 49 teens spent over 1,557 hours in training classes on farm & food education. 230 individuals received weekly, hot meals.

United Way funding generated an additional $791,041.00 in matching state and federal grants for health and human service needs in Greene County.


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United Way of Greene County — Saturday, September 14, 2019

Supporting EDUCATION Sequoyah Council of the Boy Scouts of America

GREENE COUNTY

Improving HEALTH Child Advocacy Center

Instills values in boys that will prepare them to make ethical choices throughout life. Comforts and protects victims of child abuse in the 3rd Judicial District. 423-422-4446 423-952-6961 Total 2019 Allocation: $8,000 Total 2019 Allocation: $17,000 Greene County Cancer Program Boys and Girls Club of Greeneville and Greene County Assists with transportation and supplemental nutrition costs for residents receiving Provides after school and summer programs that inspire and empower youth. 423-787-9322 treatment for cancer. 423-639-9361 Total 2019 Allocation: $37,000 Total 2019 Allocation: $28,000

CASA of Northeast TN

Frontier Health - Nolichuckey/Holston Mental Health Center

Assigns volunteers to be child advocates in juvenile court cases. 423-638-5028 Total 2019 Allocation: $11,000

Provides crisis, mental health, alcohol and drug abuse services. 423-639-1104 Total 2019 Allocation: $25,000

The Children’s Center-Scholarship Program

Provide childcare scholarships for needy families. 423-638-5589 Total 2019 Allocation: $45,000

Family Resource Center - Greene County Schools

Mountain Region Speech and Hearing

Offers treatment for speech, language, hearing and related disorders. 423-246-4600 Total 2019 Allocation: $5,000

Tennessee Poison Center

Partners with parents, community leaders, and educators to solve and prevent the diverse Operates a poison intervention phone hotline and conducts public awareness problems facing children and their families. 423-257-2108 programs. 800-222-1222 Total 2019 Allocation: $13,000 Total 2019 Allocation: $1,000

Family Support Center - Greeneville City Schools

YMCA Member and Camp Scholarships

Serves as a link between schools, students, and their families to improve potential for Provides scholarships for qualified low-income youth and family participants. 423-639-6107 educational success. 423-823-5204 Total 2019 Allocation: $17,000 Total 2019 Allocation: $6,000 YMCA Arthritis Aquatic Program Girl Scout Council for Southern Appalachians Helps community arthritis patients with warm water pool therapies. 423-639-6107 Enables girls to become responsible women, teaching social and life skills. 1-800-474-1912 Total 2019 Allocation: $10,000

Literacy Council

Focuses on teaching adult students basic reading and math skills and improving family literacy. 423-638-2512 Total 2019 Allocation: $27,000

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Offers volunteer opportunities for seniors and non-profit work sites. 423-638-3801 Total 2019 Allocation: $10,000

United Way of Greene County, Inc.

NO ONE

IS MORE CHERISHED IN THIS WORLD THAN SOMEONE WHO LIGHTENS THE BURDEN OF ANOTHER.

Providing BASIC NEEDS

American Red Cross Aids disaster and fire victims, assists with armed forces emergency services and disaster/ first aid education. 423-638-6441 Total 2019 Allocation: $20,000

Greene County Community Ministries/Food Bank

Provides assistance with food, shelter, utilities, and other necessities in an emergency or crisis situation. 423-638-1667 Total 2019 Allocation: $10,000

Opportunity House

Provides temporary lodging to the homeless while offering job skill training, counseling and other assistance. 423-638-4099 Total 2019 Allocation: $10,000

Greeneville Emergency & Rescue Squad

Provides emergency first-responder services throughout Greene County. 423-638-3431 Total 2019 Allocation: $67,000

Sustaining INCOME CHIPS Family Violence Shelter Provides shelter and services to victims of domestic violence. 423-743-0022 Total 2019 Allocation: $3,500

CONTACT Ministries

Offers a crisis intervention hotline and access to a comprehensive database of social service agencies for information and referral. Dial 211 Total 2019 Allocation: $10,000

Personal Support Services

Assists with self-sufficiency and prevents institutional placements of neglected or abused individuals. 423-461-8202 Total 2019 Allocation: $20,000

Foster Grandparent Program

Pairs limited income seniors with at-risk children. 423-639-8462 Total 2019 Allocation: $24,000

Tennessee Rehabilitation Center at Greeneville Provides job and life skill training to disabled individuals to improve self-sufficiency. 423-639-5148 Total 2019 Allocation: $20,000

SPECIAL PROGRAM GRANTS In 2020, United Way of Greene County will fund special programs serving specific needs in GreeneCounty. Debusk Volunteer Fire Department For First Responder Rehabilitation services to all Greene County emergency personnel, professional and volunteer. Total 2020 Grant: $7,000

First Tennessee Human Resource Agency For Adult Day Services, a respite program for caregivers of adults with dementia and disability-related behavior issues. The United Way grant will provide transportation to Johnson City for Greene County for the program. Total 2020 Grant: $2,000

Greeneville City Schools Family Resource Center Summer Back Pack Program; which provides snacks and food to Greeneville School Families. Total 2020 Grant: $3,000

Rural Resources Farm & Food Teen Training Program For the Farm & Food Teen Training Program which engages at-risk teens in learning to grow and prepare food and using that knowledge to develop and launch a food-based business. Total 2020 Grant: $3,000

Stan Ritter Fund at the Greene County Schools Family Resource Center Provides special one-time funding for needs that cannot be met with any other resources. Total 2020 Grant: $3,720 (donor designated funds)

Tabernacle Mission Soup Kitchen To supplement food costs as the program grows and serves weekly meals to more than 200 residents of the Wesley Heights community in Greeneville. Total 2020 Grant: $2,500

Greene LEAF Magic School Bus To provide books for county school children during the summer. Total 2020 Grant: $3,000

Serving Local People Donations made to United Way of Greene County STAY in Greene County.

Only

of every dollar raised goes outside of the community each year to pay state and national dues.


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Results. That’s how we

Supporting Education .................................. $179,000 Boy Scouts .......................................................................................................................... 17,000 Boys & Girl Club .................................................................................................................. 37,000 CASA .................................................................................................................................. 11,000 Children’s Center ................................................................................................................. 45,000 Family Resource Center ....................................................................................................... 13,000 Family Support Center .......................................................................................................... 6,000 Girl Scouts ........................................................................................................................... 10,000 Literacy Program................................................................................................................. 27,000 RSVP ................................................................................................................................... 10,000 Rural Resources Teen Training Program ................................................................................. 3,000

Sustaining Income ...........................................$77,500

26% 38%

18% 17%

CHIPS Family Violence Shelter ...............................................................................................................3,500 CONTACT Ministries .............................................................................................................................10,000 Personal Support Services ...................................................................................................................20,000 Foster Grandparents ............................................................................................................................24,000 TN Rehabilitation Center .....................................................................................................................20,000

Improving Health ............................................$86,000 Cancer Program...................................................................................................................................28,000 Child Advocacy Center ...........................................................................................................................8,000 Frontier Health - Mental Health ..........................................................................................................25,000 Mt. Region Speech/Hearing ..................................................................................................................5,000 Poison Control Center ............................................................................................................................1,000 YMCA ..................................................................................................................................................17,000 Adult Day Services Grant .......................................................................................................................2,000

Providing Basic Needs...................................$122,500 American Red Cross.............................................................................................................................20,000 Community Ministries/Food Bank .......................................................................................................10,000 Opportunity House..............................................................................................................................10,000 Rescue Squad ......................................................................................................................................67,000 Tabernacle Mission Soup Kitchen ..........................................................................................................1,500 Summer Feeding Program Grant ..........................................................................................................3,000 First Reponder Rehabilitation Grant ....................................................................................................11,000

Total Agency Funding ...................................$465,000 2018 Campaign Pledges ...............................$439,888 Deficit (Offset by United Way Endowment Fund) .................. - $25,112

Each year local community volunteers make the tough decisions about how to best distribute United Way resources in Greene County. The United Way Board of Directors, all volunteers from Greene County, then make the final decision to ensure wise investments. This critical process ensures the most effective investment of your contribution. You can know with confidence and pride that your donation is reaching across our community to provide a broad range of services that positively impact the lives of our friends, co-workers, families, and neighbors.

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2018 Campaign Top Eight Company (# of employees)

Company

Employees

Total

1. Publix (85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,200. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,129 ...............$43,329 2. Greeneville Light & Power System (79) . . . . . . . . . $17,619. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,619 ...................35,238 3. John Deere Power Products (432) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,742 .....................33,742 4. Jarden Zinc Products (192) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,552 ...................29,552 5. Landair (83) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,890 .................26,765 Landair United Way Golf Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,875 6. Forward Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,005 ...................24,010 7. Donaldson Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,653. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,673 ...................21,326 8. BTL Industries (Leonard Associates) . . . . . . . . . . . $18,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,628.....................20,628

United Way of Greene County fights for the health, education, and stability of every person in Greene County. You can help 1 in 3 Greene County residents lead better, more productive lives.

JOIN US IN HELPING! Text GREENE to 243725 (bidpal) to GIVE Donate on Facebook at unitedwayofgreenecounty Go to www.unitedwayofgreenecounty.com


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