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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
United Way is committed to the idea that when citizens give, advocate and volunteer, our community is stronger. Voting is one way to advocate. This page offers resources and links to educate you on issues and the voting process in general. Should you have questions, please contact ronkatz327@gmail.com or call 828-768-4559. Voting Information and Resources 2018 Elections: The general election will be Tuesday, November 6th.    Early voting is a great opportunity not only to vote but, if you are not registered, to register. This is called Same Day Registration and is only available during early voting, NOT on election day. Here is the list of...
Friday, September 14, 2018
One of the most powerful testaments to the human spirit is to see how, during times of crisis, we rise up, band together and dig into the work at hand. Just a few days ago we marked the 17th anniversary of 9/11. As traumatic an experience as that was, no one can forget the sense of responsibility we all felt to one another in the days immediately following that tragedy. Witnessing the swell of requests to help, and the power of volunteerism in action, in the wake of any natural or man-made disaster is a healing thing.    As Florence hits our shores our co-workers in the NC 2-1-1 call center help our neighbors find the resources they need as...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
With Category 4 Hurricane Florence moving closer to the coast of North Carolina, thousands are facing mandatory evacuation orders along the coast. Governor Roy Cooper has urged North Carolina residents, businesses and visitors not to delay preparations and to follow these orders. Florence is expected to make impact Wednesday, September 12th and make landfall near Wilmington the following day. The largest threat to our area is heavy rainfall and wind, which can cause severe damage via flooding, landslides, fallen trees, and power outages.   Remember to stay informed on the latest weather updates and emergency alerts. Below are several...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    PARKING UPDATE! On Wednesday, August 15th, the parking lot surrounding our building at 50 South French Broad Avenue in downtown Asheville will only be available for use during business hours for the staff, clients and volunteers of the 20+ nonprofit organizations and businesses operating within our building.      We are beyond excited for the continued growth and expansion of our friends and neighbors at Hatchworks, Little Bee Thai, Galaxy Digital, Grail MovieHouse, Hopey & Company and more. But with such a limited number of spaces for those working and obtaining services from within our building, we must ensure those spaces are...
Monday, July 2, 2018
The American Red Cross of the Western North Carolina Region is in need of our support. During the summer months, blood donations are made less frequently. The Greater Carolinas Region consists of 6 chapters, 5 in North Carolina and 1 in South Carolina. Together, the 6 chapters proudly serve more than 5.5 million people across 51 counties, 47 in North Carolina and 4 counties in South Carolina. They provide services to the North Carolina counties of Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Caswell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Graham, Guilford, Haywood,...
Friday, May 11, 2018
What kinds of things did you, our donors, advocates and volunteers help us do last year? Click below to check out just a few: Click here for a quick look at some highlights from our work in 2017  
Friday, May 4, 2018
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is committed to reducing the impact that poverty has on our students, families and our community. The following Advocacy Alert comes to us from our partners at MANNA FoodBank. They have a clear call to action: call your representatives on Tuesday, May 8 and demand they vote NO on any cuts to SNAP.  Below are details about the proposed cuts and potential local impacts.    Proposed Cuts to SNAP Threaten National Anti-Hunger Efforts   Asheville, NC (May 3, 2018) — The House of Representatives is currently considering proposed changes to the Farm Bill, the nation’s most consequential food-related...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
If you caught some of today's local news you may have seen that our building was broken into and extensive damage done to a number of the offices on the second floor of our building. While we saddened about the violation and damage sustained, we are eternally grateful that none of our staff or building neighbors were hurt.    We have a couple of HUGE shout outs to share:    1. to the good Samaritan who saw something wasn't right and called in a report - you likely saved many other agencies in this building from extensive damage   2. to APD for their swift response and apprehension of the suspect   3. to all our nonprofit neighbors who...
Thursday, February 8, 2018
The other day, a woman stopped by our office. She asked to speak with one of our referral specialists, not to get help but to thank her. "I called you all several months ago. I wasn't in a good place and I wasn't sure if I was going to make it another day. You were so kind and helpful to me and you got me connected to the help I needed. If there is ever a day that you don't feel like you are making a difference, I hope you remember me and remember that you are. I literally would not be standing here if you weren't doing what you do."  Every year on February 11 (2/11), we honor the work of 2-1-1 as a community resource available to the...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
The Asheville Citizen-Times ran an article on December 25 regarding the recent sweeping tax reform bill that passed and its possible implications for nonprofits. Below are excerpts from the article, including portions by David Bailey, president and CEO of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. Read the full article here, which includes information from local tax attorneys at Dixon Hughes Goodman and analysis from David Heinen of the NC Center for Nonprofits.     The tax reform bill that passed Congress last week reduces two significant incentives for giving to nonprofit organizations, and local charities are waiting anxiously to see...

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