United Way seeking community partners

United Way seeking community partners

Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 6:01 pm

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Are you interested in becoming a Community Impact Partner with the United Way of West Tennessee?  The United Way of West Tennessee has announced the dates for its open sessions for area nonprofits to apply for funding by becoming a Community Impact Partner. 

“The first step in becoming a partner with the United Way of West Tennessee, is to attend one of our annual application sessions,” stated Alan H. Turner II, president and CEO. “At these sessions the United Way will be discussing the application and application process, reviewing what kind of programs, goals and objectives United Way volunteers will be looking for and how you can share how your program will have a positive impact on our communities.” 

Last year, the United Way of West Tennessee partnered with 87 agencies to invest over $1.6 million in 130 different programs, all focused in the areas of Income, Education and Health. There will be four sessions to choose from:  

• Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 9 – 11 a.m.  

• Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 1 – 3 p.m. 

• Monday, Jan. 24, from 9  – 11 a.m. 

• Monday, Jan. 24, from  1 – 3 p.m. 

All four sessions will be held at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce.  They are located 197 Auditorium Drive, Jackson . 

Applications can be filled out by local 501c3 health and human organizations that serve individuals from the 14-county service area.  Reservations are required.  Please call (731) 422-1816 no later than noon on Friday, Jan. 14, to reserve a seat. Please do not send email requests. It is important to make sure an agency representative at the session is the person(s) responsible for completing the application. The agency representative must attend the entire session to receive an United Way application. 

The United Way of West Tennessee is a local, volunteer-driven organization that focuses on uniting people and resources to build a stronger, healthier community specifically in the areas of income, education and health.  United Way of West Tennessee serves 14 counties, which include Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Madison, McNairy and Weakley counties.  To find out more information about the organization and how tohelp with its efforts, call (731) 422-1816 or visit United Way of West Tennessee’s website at www.unitedway.tn.org.


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