The images from Houston, and the other communities that were in the path of Hurricane Harvey, are both heartbreaking and uplifting. The devastation is beyond comprehension and they, like many communities across our nation, will soon head into a multi-year grieving and recovery process.
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YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market Street
If you have been on any of our social media pages lately you've seen a lot of buzz about our annual school supply drive. This event is a fun and rewarding project that aims to send 2,000 students back to school with full stocked backbacks this year alone. This event benefits students who will have the tools they need to succeed and provides financial respite to families and even their teachers.
From our advocacy partners at The Success Equation:
You know that when our children have a safe place to call home it supports their health and educational success. Last November, an overwhelming majority of Asheville voters joined us in passing the Housing Bond to provide significant funding to increase a variety of housing options for families and individuals.
Will you help shape the future of housing affordability in Asheville by attending a public input meeting on the bond?
As we all know, Healthcare is being debated on the national level. In partnership with United Way Worldwide, we are outlining our position and providing our supporters some possible talking points when calling their representatives.
We love puttting the spotlight on some of our standout volunteers and donors. Kathy Volatile is one of those people. She has been a great supporter of our work and Women United and we hope you get the chance to meet her at one of our next events.
Pictured: Kathy and her husband (and former United Way board chair) Dr. Leon Elliston.
From our advocacy partners at the Success Equation:
We believe all children deserve a healthy start and access to quality care.
On June 11, 2017 Kate Pett and Brian Randall of the Asheville City Schools Foundation and In Real Life program, wrote an article for the Asheville Citizen-Times. In it, they share important information about the dramatic decrease in juvenile crime complaints in our community and the powerful impact that local programs are having on this story. Three parts of this story stand out:
When asked to identify a transformational moment from 2016, Marla Browne, our teammate and NC 2-1-1’s Asheville Call Center director, didn’t hesitate; “Hurricane Matthew” was her response.
This is not a drill
This was the first time North Carolina’s statewide Emergency Management department utilized NC 2-1-1 to serve as a support service during a disaster response.
We are looking for someone who has both practical marketing skills and a passion to strengthen our community to join our marketing and communication team. Check out the full description and apply here.