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United Way of Greater Union County Continues to Help Distressed Homeowners after Hurricane Sandy

By James W. Horne, President/CEO, United Way of Greater Union County

At United Way of Greater Union County, we invoked a two-pronged strategy; 1) Fundraising and 2) Advocacy. Seems simple, but in reality it wasn’t. More

09/03/13

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Watch Blake Shelton’s Oklahoma Relief Concert Tonight

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Tonight at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-native Blake Shelton hosts “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert.” More

05/29/13

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


Good Books About How One Person Can Make a Difference

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Four book titles about real people who made a difference in their corner of the world. More

05/15/13

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Michele Danno

By Michele Danno


DRAFTING FOR A CAUSE

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During Draft Weekend, NFL teams recruited roughly 200 college students into the big leagues. At the same time, twice as many volunteers were “drafted” by United Way TEAM NFL to become readers, tutors, and mentors for students across America. More

04/30/13

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Michele Danno

By Michele Danno


TEAM DAVIN, Not Your Average “Underdog” Tale

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This time last year, “TEAM DAVIN” was merely a concept, an idea, a group of strangers who accepted a challenge to help kids stay in school. But one year later, this team of unlikely colleagues — a professional football player, a 20-year-old college student, a foundation exec, a nonprofit marketing manager and an NFL team staffer — developed and executed a vision to “Live United for Education” with United Way and accomplished a feat no other came close to achieving. More

04/17/13

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