From the Archive: United Way distributes over $262,000 to nonprofits in Fayette County

FayetteHealth and human service nonprofits working to improve education, financial stability and health in Fayette County, TN will receive $262,558 as a result of decisions from United Way of the Mid-South allocations committees earlier this year.

United Way of the Mid-South has several nonprofit agency partners working in Fayette County. The funding comes from people living in Fayette and/or working at organizations based in Fayette who gave during the previous United Way fundraising drive.

Betty Fish, who leads United Way’s Fayette County allocations committee, is also HIPAA Compliance Director with Methodist Health Care Fayette. Fayette County nonprofit agencies receiving funding from United Way are:

– The American Red Cross, Mid-South Chapter (provides immediate disaster response and preparedness)

– Boy Scouts of America, West TN Council (offers comprehensive youth development program, emphasizing personal growth)

– Children and Family Services (provides social/recreational services and programs to low income families)

– DeWitt Community Coalition Inc (teaches young people the long-term benefits of personal and social responsibility)

– Exchange Club, Carl Perkins Center (helps families in dealing with and preventing child abuse)

– Fayette Cares, Inc (offers relief to neighbors in need through emergency food, shelter, domestic violence intervention and others)

– Fayette County Citizens for Progress (provides health, nutrition, education, social and recreational services to low-income residents and families)

Fayette County Commission on Aging (promotes the physical and mental well-being of elderly people in Fayette County)

– Fayette County Schools Alumni Association, Inc (assists qualified students with college scholarships, tutoring and enrichment programs)

– Fayette County Technical Rescue Squad (provides technical rescue capabilities to Fayette County citizens at no additional cost to taxpayers)

– Fayette Literacy (supports programs in adult education including Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Fayette County Public Library and others)

– Girl Scouts Heart of the South (helping girls ages 5-17 enjoy fun, friendship, strength and courage)

– LaGoshen Family Life Center (offers an after-school program to raise children’s self confidence as well as academic performance)

– Meritan, Inc. (providing services including foster care for children with special needs, in-home care, a senior center, employment assistance for older workers, and information and referral and assistance for the blind and visually impaired)

– The food pantry at Moscow United Methodist Church – (the food pantry operates under the auspices of Moscow United Methodist Church and serves all of Fayette County)

– Search Dogs South (providing trained search dogs and handlers to locate lost and missing persons)

– Tennessee Poison Center (provides an emergency hotline 1-800-222-1222 monitoring and following up on possible poisonings)

– West Tennessee Area Health Education Center, Inc (provides health education and training programs for health professionals, students, faculty and consumers)

– YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South (helps emotionally troubled children and their families live successfully)

Organizations that conducted United Way fundraising campaigns in Fayette County include Kellogg’s Natural & Frozen Foods Division, Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, Methodist Healthcare Fayette, and other businesses.

“United Way is grateful for the leadership and support these companies provide for Fayette County. They make our work at United Way possible and help each our network partner agencies provide valuable services to Fayette citizens,” said Nidia Logan, Director of Community Impact and lead United Way staff person serving Fayette County.

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