United Way NSV Helps Families Achieve Financial Stability
Imagine a community that fosters hope and opportunity for everyone. A community where the cycle of poverty and financial dependency end, and productive livelihoods begin for even the most disadvantaged. United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley understands the local economy and is working with individuals, employers and government to create a stronger community. Thanks to your support individuals are seeing success and providing impact to improve financial stability.
The 2014 needs assessment identified the following as United Way NSV priorities through 2017:
- Employment assistance
- Life skills training (financial literacy, job preparation, literacy)
- Support for families to meet basic needs (food, shelter, utilities)
- $128,700 in Impact grants were distributed for home repairs and accessibility modifications, case management for veterans, food and shelter, disaster relief, counseling and job skills support for the homeless.
- 402 Day of Caring volunteers cleaned, repaired and painted homes, organized food pantries, gleaned apples and visited with homebound seniors.
- Over 90 youth volunteers distributed donated items to 500 North End families and learned about “serving others” on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
To see a full list of the impact grants awarded in the Income category click here.