United Way 2022

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

423-639-9361 www.unitedwayofgreenecounty.com


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YOU GIVE ... WE INVEST Kids Learn Youth Grow People Eat Wounds Heal People Hope Children Read FAMILIES SUCCEED Challenges Met Disasters Overcome Homeless Housed Crises Averted Lives Improved

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Efficiency. That’s how we

LIVE UNITED

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

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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.

Serving local people

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 2021, WE MADE GREENE COUNTY A BETTER PLACE FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE: • 24,174 individuals received food, housing, and utility assistance. • 228 cancer patients received gas vouchers and other transportation assistance to get to treatments and nutritional supplement to support their recovery. • 60 Senior “volunteers” provided love and support to 455 special needs children. The low-income seniors received a minimal stipend to supplement their retirement and all reported benefits to their health and well-being from their participation in the program. • 14 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. • Nearly $100,000 in scholarships were awarded for member fees and youth programs at the local YMCA, an effort supported by United Way. Throughout the pandemic, the YMCA provided childcare for essential workers. • 59 youth and adults were diagnosed, treated, and educated for speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders.

• 354 individuals with employment barriers trained for or entered employment through occupational rehabilitation and employment assistance services and were effectively moved from public assistance to tax-paying citizens. • Greene County residents had access to more than $3,000 worth of books on the Greene County Schools Magic Book Bus. • 170 Greene County boys and 89 adult leaders enjoyed Boy Scout leadership and development activities. Thanks to the efforts of volunteers, Scout camps were open to boys and girls from Greene County throughout 2021. • 3,031 residents received mental health counseling, treatment, drug and alcohol abuse therapy, and crisis services, including hundreds of individuals who received $78,586.22 in charity care thanks to United Way support. • 111 homeless individuals had a warm place to stay and a hot meal. Additionally, facilities for shelter for warming, cooling, and storms were made available county-wide. • 214 children from low-income families or single-parent homes received high-quality, three-star-rated daycare

services at scholarship rates. • 251 reported Greene County victims of child abuse and their non-offending caregivers were counseled and helped through the investigation and healing process. By leading the investigations of severe abuse allegations, the Child Advocacy Center saved Greene County over $260,000 in investigative costs. • 24 families (60 individuals) who were victims of home fires in Greene County received emergency assistance and services, while hundreds more received disaster information, instruction, and certifications from the American Red Cross. • 3,080 local at-risk school children received support and family outreach to aid in school readiness and success, including food, hygiene supplies, school supplies, haircuts, shoes and clothing, and other assistance. • Volunteer emergency personnel with appropriate training and equipment responded to 93 medical calls, 307 motor vehicle accidents, 10 water rescues, 8 searches, 7 animal rescues, and 2 farm accidents to assist local residents. The volunteers continued to respond to all emergency situations throughout the pandemic.

• Local volunteers responded to over 100 calls to emergency sites to provide rehabilitation and support for all emergency responders. More than 900 Greene County first responders and responders from other counties received services and rehabilitation. • 9 local volunteers provided court advocacy and support for 61 children in the justice system to help them get to safe, permanent homes. Of those children, 0 have returned to the juvenile justice system since closure of their case. • 125 victims of domestic violence received shelter, court advocacy, and rehousing services. • 135 local girls enjoyed the youth development and leadership activities of the Girl Scouts. • 890 children participated in after-school activities and other programs of the Boys & Girls Club. To help school children recover from learning loss in 2020, the Boys & Girls Club provided academic assistance to Club members. • 160 individuals received weekly hot meals until the congregant meal site had to be closed. Meals were delivered to homes throughout the year by volunteers.

United Way funding generated an additional $971,614 in matching state and federal grants for health and human service needs in Greene County.


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LIVE UNITED IN GREENE GREENE COUNTY GREENE COUNTY Supporting EDUCATION Improving HEALTH EDUCA

Sequoyah Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Child Advocacy Center

Instills values in boys that will prepare them to make ethical choices throughout life. 423-952-6961 Total 2021 Allocation: $10,500

Comforts and protects victims of child abuse in the 3rd Judicial District. 423-422-4446 Total 2021 Allocation: $8,500

Boys and Girls Club of Greeneville and Greene County

Greene County Cancer Program

Provides after school and summer programs that inspire and empower youth. 423-787-9322 Total 2021 Allocation: $25,500

Assists with transportation and supplemental nutrition costs for residents receiving treatment for cancer. 423-639-9361 Total 2021 Allocation: $12,000

CASA of Northeast TN Assigns volunteers to be child advocates in juvenile court cases. 423-638-5028 Total 2021 Allocation: $10,000

Frontier Health - Nolichuckey/Holston Mental Health Center

crisis, mental health, alcohol and drug abuse services. 423-639-1104 GREENEProvidesCOUNTY

The Children’s Center-Scholarship Program

Total 2021 Allocation: $7,500

Provide childcare scholarships for needy families. 423-638-5589 Total 2021 Allocation: $45,000

Mountain Region Speech and Hearing

Family Resource Center - Greene County Schools Partners with parents, community leaders, and educators to solve and prevent the diverse problems facing children and their families. 423-257-2108 Total 2021 Allocation: $10,000

Offers treatment for speech, language, hearing and related disorders. 423-246-4600 Total 2021 Allocation: $2,500

Greene County YMCA Member and Camp Scholarships Provides scholarships for qualified low-income youth and family participants. 423-639-6107 Total 2021 Allocation: $12,000

Family Support Center - Greeneville City Schools Serves as a link between schools, students, and their families to improve potential for educational success. 423-823-5204 Total 2021 Allocation: $5,000

Girl Scout Council for Southern Appalachians Enables girls to become responsible women, teaching social and life skills. 1-800-474-1912 Total 2020 Allocation: $6,000

Sustaining INCOME CHIPS Family Violence Shelter Provides shelter and services to victims of domestic violence. 423-743-0022 Total 2021 Allocation: $3,500

Personal Support Services

United Way of Greene County, Inc.

Assists with self-sufficiency and prevents institutional placements of neglected or abused individuals. 423-461-8202 Total 2021 Allocation: $10,000

Foster Grandparent Program Pairs limited income seniors with at-risk children. 423-639-8462 Total 2021 Allocation: $21,000

Tennessee Rehabilitation Center at Greeneville Provides job and life skill training to disabled individuals to improve self-sufficiency. 423-639-5148 Total 2021 Allocation: $12,500


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COUNTY

EENE COUNTY Providing BASIC NEEDSBASIC NEEDS American Red Cross Aids disaster and fire victims, assists with armed forces emergency services and disaster/first aid education. 423-638-6441 Total 2021 Allocation: $10,000

SPECIAL PROGRAM PROGRAM GRANTS In 2023, United Way of Greene County will fund special programs serving specific needs in Greene County.

Greene County Community Ministries/Food Bank

Debusk Volunteer Fire Department

Provides assistance with food, shelter, utilities, and other necessities in an emergency or crisis situation. 423-638-1667 Total 2021 Allocation: $5,000

For First Responder Rehabilitation services to all Greene County emergency personnel, professional and volunteer. Total 2022 Grant: $6,500

Opportunity House

Stan Ritter Fund at the Greene County Schools Family Resource Center

Provides temporary lodging to the homeless while offering job skill training, counseling and other assistance. 423-638-4099 Total 2021 Allocation: $5,000

Greeneville Emergency & Rescue Squad Provides emergency first-responder services throughout Greene County. 423-638-3431 Total 2021 Allocation: $62,500

Provides special one-time funding for needs that cannot be met with any other resources. Total 2022 Grant: $4,610 (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 2022 Grant: $3,000

Greene LEAF Magic School Bus To provide books for county school children during the summer. Total 2022 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.

Donate on Facebook at unitedwayofgreenecounty Donate on our website at www.unitedwayofgreenecounty.com


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UNITED WAY PILLAR SOCIETY 2021 UNITED WAY PILLAR SOCIETY 2021 The United Way Pillar Society is a recognition program for individuals and households who make personal gifts of $500 or more annually to the campaign. United Way leadership givers contribute more than 35% of all campaign dollars raised each year. In Greene County, the Pillar Society is chaired by Tom Garland, Sr., Terry Leonard, and Scott Niswonger. The six giving levels are: The Alexis de Tocqueville Society - $10,000 and more The President’s Society - $5,000 - $9,999 The Governor’s Society - $2,500 - $4,999 The Pioneer Society - $1,000 - $2,499 The Founder’s Society - $500 - $999 When a donor makes a minimum gift of $500 per year, he or she becomes a member of this recognition program and his or her name appears in the annual Leaders Register at the appropriate giving level. The number in parentheses following the name of each member represents their number of years of membership in the Pillar Society.

THE ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY ($10,000 and more)

Tweed Family Foundation (13) Foundation Gift Bob and Ivy Leonard (27) Leonard Associates, LLC Dr. Andy A. Roberts (19) Physician Richard H. Roberts and Imogene King (27) Individual Gift PRESIDENT’S SOCIETY ($5,000 - $9,999)

Kent and Bettye Anne Bewley (19) Individual Gift GOVERNOR’S SOCIETY ($2,500 - $4,999)

Rodney and Emily Bell (22) Individual Gift Al and Kathy Giles (27) Individual Gift Steven K. and Sarah Harbison (20) Greeneville Real Estate and Auction Team Gale and Vicki Maddy (14) Individual Gift PIONEER SOCIETY ($1,000 - $2,499)

Tammy L. Albright (5)

Ballad Health Randy Bowers (7) Landair Chuck Bowlin (20) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Philip Bradley (8) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Wesley and Carla Brown (19) ArtaZn Anonymous (4) Individual Gift Alan Corley (25) Corley’s Pharmacy Drs. Dan and Pat Donaldson (12) Individual Gift Cal and Jolynn Doty (18) 1 Team Theresa Earl (14) Individual Gift Gary and Nila Funk (13) Individual Gift Mr. and Mrs. Tom Garland, Sr. (27) Individual Gift Shawn Hope (18) Greeneville Community Hospital Anonymous (1) Publix Anonymous (3) Publix

THE ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY Alexis de Tocqueville, an aristocratic Frenchman, came to the United States in 1831 to study the penal system. As a result of his travels and interviews with leading politicians, lawyers, bankers, and settlers, he wrote the two-volume Democracy in America which was published in 1835 and 1840. Perhaps his most important observation was that Americans helped each other in time of need. He saw volunteerism as a way of life that was typically American. He wrote, “When an American asks for the cooperation of his fellow citizens, it is seldom refused; and I have often seen it afforded spontaneously and with great good will.” United Way Worldwide chose the name Alexis de Tocqueville when forming this special group of donors who contribute $10,000 or more to the annual campaign because of Tocqueville’s admiration of the spirit of volunteerism he discovered in America.

Brandon and Paige Hull (27) Andrew Johnson Bank Greeneville Federal Bank Dr. Scott Hummel (2) Tusculum University Patrick and Ana Johnson (5) First Horizon Gregg K. Jones (27) Individual Gift Helena Z. Jones (20) Individual Gift John M. Jones, Jr. (27) Individual Gift The Kiel Family (2) Publix Anonymous (11) Niswonger Foundation Watson Leonard (17) Leonard Associates, LLC Carla Mace (2) Publix Paul Mauney (3) The Greeneville Sun Frank and Paige Mengel (11) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Tusculum University Ron Metcalfe (2) WGRV/WIKQ/WSMG Radio Greeneville Dr. Charles and Carrie Montgomery (21) Physician

Scott M. and Nikki Niswonger (27) Niswonger Foundation Dr. Mark and Mary Patterson (11) Physician Gary and Wendy Peay (17) United Way of Greene County Matthew K. Renner (7) First Horizon Lindy Riley (11) Individual Gift Michael Ritter (15) Individual Gift Stan and Sue Ritter (27) Individual Gift Mrs. Lloyd Saulsbury (26) Individual Gift Anonymous (4) Publix Karen Simmering (6) Anthem Cheryl Flemming Smith (2) Publix Chris M. Smith (3) Publix Victoria Smith (3) Publix Mr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Spendel (2) Individual Gift David Varney (1) Individual Gift

Dwayne Wells (7) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Jason and Rachael Wilkerson (4) Quality Construction & Electric Rachael’s Hair Design FOUNDER’S SOCIETY ($500 - $999)

Anonymous (27) Accountant David and Sheila Bailey (24) Andrew Johnson Bank Anonymous (14) Accountant Leon and Jewel Bell (18) Greeneville Collection Service, Inc. Terry and Rose Bellamy (27) Individual Gift Christopher Boles (8) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Stacy Bolton (7) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Charles and Wanda Bowers (18) Individual Gift Scott Bullington (18) Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville/Greene County East Tennessee Promotions


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UNITED WAY PILLAR SOCIETY 2021 Mike and Nancy Burns (14) Greeneville Federal Bank Tom Campbell (7) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Jason W. Cook (2) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Russ and Lisa Crum (23) Lisa Crum State Farm Insurance Josh Cutshaw (3) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Lynn Doty (5) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System John and Jean Anne Dugger (1) Individual Gift Misty Kite-Fezell (7) Farm Bureau Insurance T. J. Freshour (3) Individual Gift

Greeneville Light and Power System Yancey and Amy Harrison (17) Greeneville Federal Bank Scott Harrison (5) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Ross Hensley (5) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System William Garrett Hensley (2) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Kenneth and Sherry Hood (21) Attorney Scott Jenkins (2) The Greeneville Sun Robert Keller (5) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System

Anonymous (19) Attorney Patricia Kirk (2) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Daniel S. Lewis, MD (4) Greeneville Community Hospital Marcus Light (5) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Jack Lister (14) Greeneville Community Hospital Dale Long (22) The Greeneville Sun Della Lowe (1) The Greeneville Sun Chris Miller (1) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Gayle Mrock (1) Holston United Methodist Home for Children

LEADERSHIP BY FIRMS, ALPHABETICALLY 1 Team ....................................................... 1 Andrew Johnson Bank ............................... 3 Anthem ..................................................... 1 Ballad Health............................................. 1 Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville/Greene Co.1 Corley’s Pharmacy ..................................... 1 East Tennessee Promotions........................ 1 Farm Bureau Insurance .............................. 1 First Horizon .............................................. 3 Greeneville Collection Service, Inc. ............ 1 Greeneville Community Hospital ............... 3 Greeneville Federal Bank ........................... 4 Greeneville Light & Power System ........... 22 The Greeneville Sun ................................... 4 Greeneville Real Estate and Auction Team . 1 Holston United Methodist Home for Children ..................................... 1 Landair ...................................................... 1 Leonard Associates, LLC ............................. 3

Lisa Crum State Farm Insurance ................. 1 Niswonger Foundation .............................. 2 Publix ........................................................ 8 Quality Construction and Electric ............... 1 Rachael’s Hair Design................................. 1 Reformation Lutheran Church ................... 1 Tusculum University .................................. 2 Tweed Family Foundation .......................... 1 United Way of Greene County .................... 1 WGRV/WIKQ/WSMG Radio Greeneville...... 1 Accountants............................................... 2 Attorneys................................................... 2 Individual Gifts ........................................ 25 Physicians.................................................. 6

Tom and Ellen Mroczko (14) Individual Gift Dr. Michael and Jeanne Odell (25) Physician Tony and Kim Ottinger (7) First Horizon Trandon Ottinger (1) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Shane Patterson (1) Leonard Associates Manufacturing Wendell Rambo (4) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Clint Ricker (7) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Dr. James and Linda Rodgers (21) Physician Anonymous (13) Individual Gift Reformation Lutheran Church

Dr. and Mrs. John Shaw (22) Physician Randy Sizemore (1) Andrew Johnson Bank Helen S. Smith (27) Individual Gift Jana Solomon (1) Individual Gift Rick and Rebecca Tipton (19) Greeneville Federal Bank Clay A. Tullock (6) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Ward (27) Individual Gift Ron Zook (15) Individual Gift Greeneville Light and Power System

LEADERSHIP BY FIRMS, NUMERICALLY Greeneville Light & Power System ...............22 Publix ............................................................8 Greeneville Federal Bank ...............................4 The Greeneville Sun .......................................4 Andrew Johnson Bank ...................................3 First Horizon ..................................................3 Greeneville Community Hospital ...................3 Leonard Associates, LLC .................................3 Niswonger Foundation ..................................2 Tusculum University ......................................2 1 Team ...........................................................1 Anthem .........................................................1 ArtaZn ...........................................................1 Ballad Health.................................................1 Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville/Greene Co. ...1 Corley’s Pharmacy .........................................1 East Tennessee Promotions............................1 Farm Bureau Insurance ..................................1 Greeneville Collection Service, Inc. ................1

Greeneville Real Estate and Auction Team .....1 Holston United Methodist Home for Children 1 Landair ..........................................................1 Lisa Crum State Farm Insurance ....................1 Quality Construction and Electric ..................1 Rachael’s Hair Design.....................................1 Reformation Lutheran Church .......................1 Tweed Family Foundation ..............................1 United Way of Greene County ........................1 WGRV/WIKQ/WSMG Radio Greeneville..........1


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1414 West Main St. Greeneville, TN 37743

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Michael Harrell Owner Call 423-639-1221 or 423-636-ROTO

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Unity Urology PC 189 LIBERTY WAY, GREENEVILLE, TN Phone 423-638-4046 | Fax 423-638-4295 | www.unityurology.com

210 W. Summer St., Greeneville, TN 37743 423-525-5341

Holston United Methodist Home for Children, Inc.

TFL: 5680

ATCHLEY DRUG CENTER Will Giddings & Employees 511 Asheville Highway

639-5155 www.greenevilleteam.com

725 Crum St, Greeneville, TN 37743 (423) 639-8131

Greeneville City Schools 129 West Depot St. Greeneville, TN 37743

(423)787-8000 www.gcschools.net

Greeneville Energy Authority 423-636-6200 www.glps.net

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