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Thursday, October 17, 2013
The North Carolina General Assembly introduces and passes several bills each year that impact the quality of life in Western North Carolina. A new tool, the nonpartisan website WNC Vote Tracker, provides information about important legislation in six categories: economic security; education; environment; health & safety; government and democracy; and women’s issues. WNC Vote Tracker also offers an overview of the state budget – arguably the most important legislation passed each year. Visit votetracker.org to see how NC legislators voted on 20 bills dealing with the issues listed above. 
Monday, September 30, 2013
If you live in Asheville, early voting for the primary for Asheville City Mayor started Thursday, September 19 and closes Oct 5.  For complete details click here.  
Monday, September 23, 2013
Our friends at Child Abuse Prevention Services asked that we share some information about "Stalking the Bogeyman" SEPTEMBER 18 - OCTOBER 13, 2013. The play is based on the true story of David Holthouse, a journalist who stalked the man who abused him as a boy. The question he has to decide is: what is the cost of revenge?   On October 3, Child Abuse Prevention Services will facilitate a discussion following the play and invite you to attend.  Click here to find all of the performance times and purchase tickets via NC Stage.            
Monday, September 16, 2013
We want to make sure that every middle school kid who attends an out of school time program has a quality experience. That's where Positive Youth Development come in.  Participants in this course learned and committed to training and carrying out the five principles of Positive Youth Development:   Promoting a Sense of Physical, Social and Emotional Safety. Encouraging Strong Relationship Building. Fostering Meaningful Youth Participation. Providing Opportunities for Building Purpose. Engaging Youth in Learning Experiences that Build Valuable and Healthy Life Skills.   New Certified Positive Youth Development Trainers Last week 10 youth-work...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Today, millions of Americans will remember and honor the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001 by pledging to do a good deed. Join them by telling the world how you pledge to LIVE UNITED and observe 9/11 as a day of giving back. Post your “I will” pledge today to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or other social media channels with the hashtags #IWill and #LIVEUNITED.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Check out photos from two recent events: the LE Reunion and Kickoff here.  
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Myra Twitchen, Pam Griffin and Ann Von Brock are flanked by our new class of LEs and Kevin Montgomery, director of Resource Development.   Pam Griffin and Myrna Twitchen of CarePartners Health Services came by today to drop off a check with the money raised from the Spring Fling 5K earlier this year. This was their second year running the event and were excited to see that it is already growing and can't wait to do it all over again next year.  Thanks to the hard work of CarePartner's staff and all the runners -- your efforts contributed $2,079 to our Community Investment Fund!
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Today is a big day full of great folks and big learning here at United Way.  During our annual giving campaign, companies designate an employee who will run their campaign.    At today's training sessions we will meet many of them - some first-timers and others who are "well seasoned".  We will give them the tools they'll need to succeed and answer their questions.   We look forward to this day every year and we thank each and every one of them for their efforts.  They do this work for the campaign on top of their normal duties and their enthusiasm and drive always astounds.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Rich Caro, United Way; Mike Mercer, Bank of America; David Bailey, United Way   Thank you to Mike Mercer for personally stopping by to share Bank of America's 2013 corporate gift with us yesterday.   Bank of America is donating $8,000 to our Community Investment Fund and they are also providing underwriting for our Loaned Executive program during campaign.  This underwriting support of $2,000 is paired with gifts from a number of other corporations and allows us to hire full time, temporary employees during our annual giving campaign which is critical given the scale of our efforts.   Bank of America employees, and the bank's corporate gift...
Thursday, August 8, 2013
LaVoy Spooner of AT&T presents United Way CEO, David Bailey, AT&T's corporate donation. David Gantt, Chair County Commissioners took time out of his schedule to be a part of the presentation.  This gift of $3,480 will go into our Community Investment Fund. Learn more about the impact of this fund on our community by reading this year's Community Investment Results brochure.    

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