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Hands On's web site is Undergoing a Transformation!

We’re excited to announce that on November 5th, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe
will launch a new and improved website with lots of exciting features including a
powerful search tool that will make it even easier to find just the right volunteer
opportunity for you!

To accommodate this transition, will be inaccessible
between November 2nd- 4th. The new and improved will be
up and running on November 5th.

In Real Life

United Way's Middle School Success Initiative supports a number of efforts that improve and increase opportunities for middle school youth.  In Real Life (IRL) at Asheville Middle School is one of those partnerships.


Here's a video that shows just how exciting things are over there!


Announcing the 2-1-1 iPhone App!

We've been connecting people with community resources for years.  It started back in the 70's with Information and Referral which later became First Call for Help.  Ten years ago, we got the 3-digit number you know us by today.  Eight years ago, we published our searchable database on the World Wide Web.  Three years ago, 2-1-1 was made available on cell phones. This is another one of those moments in history when we're taking it to the next level...  Announcing the NC2-1-1 iPhone App!

Your Investment's Impact: Income

Did you know that 41 percent of renters in Buncombe County now pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing? According to the Consolidated Strategic Housing and Community Development Plan, the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has the most expensive housing of any MSA in North Carolina, even though the median income is below the state figure and hourly wages are well below state averages.