This Thankful Thursday, we’re excited to recognize an organization that has truly gone above and beyond to support its community. United Way of McMinn & Meigs Counties’ mission is to unite the community’s resources to give everyone the opportunity for a good quality of life through education, stability in the home and good health.
Every year, United Way brings together hundreds of volunteers for Day of Caring, its Fund Distribution Panel, board leadership and campaign team. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way participated in both virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities during a Week of Caring to keep its volunteers and agencies safe.
Virtual projects included food drives, care packages for senior citizens, notes of encouragement for homebound seniors and YouTube videos of reading children’s books that can be used for virtual learning. Socially distant hands-on projects included yard work, landscaping, painting, building shelves and floor installation.
During the Week of Caring, United Way helps its partner agencies tackle projects they cannot complete on their own due to lack of funds, manpower or time. United Way supports 18 partner agencies across McMinn & Meigs Counties. For a complete list United Way’s 2020-21 partner agencies, click here.
In 2019 United Way of McMinn & Meigs Counties partner agencies assisted more than 20,000 local individuals through various programs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization’s partner agencies have helped more than 6,000 local individuals since March. For more information on United Way of McMinn & Meigs Counties, please visit www.uwmcminn-meigs.com.