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Here at 50 South French Broad avenue, United Way staff work in the bottom quarter of the building. The rest of the building is rented by tenants from non-profits and businesses. Each month, we will be highlighting one of these organizations to share with you.
This month, it's Arts for Life
Everyone should be able to see a doctor when they need to. But for many Americans this is not possible because they do not have healthcare coverage.
Each month at United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, we highlight and interview one of our incredible staff members. This month we are interviewing Lisa Ross, our Donor Analytics & Administration Manager.
Why are you in nonprofit work? Lisa works in nonprofit because it is a tangible way for her to live her beliefs of being there for your neighbors and community.
“I was tremendously moved by the combination of history, places, connections, present day successes and struggles infused with performance poetry and vibrant art murals."
One important way you can advocate is by voting for candidates and issues you support. While United Way’s efforts are strictly nonpartisan (not supporting candidates or political parties), we can provide important information to help prepare you to make your decisions.
Here are some examples of what we provide:
Loaned Executives serve as United Way ambassadors, helping to convey and achieve vital goals in education, income, and health that benefit the entire community.
2-1-1 is a service that provides help when people need it most. Anyone looking for community, health or human service resources can dial 2-1-1 to connect with a network of over 18,000 resources right here in North Carolina.
A call to NC 2-1-1 is free, confidential, and available all day, every day and in most languages.
A Real Impact On People’s Lives
What kinds of issues do our neighbors need answers to? Here's an example of just two calls we’ve handled.
According to yesterday's blog post by United Way Worldwide's US President, Stacey Stewart, "Congressional leaders should be commended for crafting a bipartisan package that will save the working family credits.