Why You Should Give to the United Way

A question I often get asked about my job is, “Why should I give my money to the United Way? What do they even do with it?” This is a difficult question to answer sometimes since the answer is multifaceted. Here at the United Way of Southern West Virginia, we do many things. To be […]

Equal Footing Shoe Fund: Giving hope two shoes at a time

Imagine it is one of those bitterly cold, wet winter days: the type where you don’t even want to leave the house. Now, imagine that you are a 7 year old boy having to walk down your street to the bus stop in this weather…with holes in your shoes.  This is an unfortunate reality for […]

NAS Prevention: Baby Demonstrations

As we move into the summer, we will be highlighting some of the direct Community Impact work that the United Way of Southern West Virginia leads in our community. One of our least well-known programs is our Baby Demonstrator program, presented by our Executive Director Michelle Rotellini. In Southern West Virginia, there is no doubt […]

Derby Day Re-cap

Although Saturday was wet and rainy, it did not stop us from throwing one of the best Derby Parties in town! We thank every United Way supporter who came out to the Inaugural United Way Derby Day in Memory of Rita Corley. The Resort at Glade Springs as well as our partners at PSAV and […]

First Major Contribution of 2018-19 Campaign

We are pleased to announce that we have received our first major contribution of the 2018-2019 Campaign Year from Highland Machinery Corporation in Oak Hill, WV. President and Owner, Bill McClanahan, met with United Way Staff, Campaign Chair Donnie Holcomb and Co-Campaign Chair Nancy Kissinger, as well as members of the press on Tuesday, May […]

Fabulous Day in Wyoming County

Thursday, January 18th, members of our Tocqueville Society, including Austin Caperton, Devonna West, and Michael & Terri Muscari met at Twin Falls Resort State Park in Mullens to discuss their opinions on the most pressing issues in their community and how the United Way can help. Our Executive Director, Michelle Rotellini, and AmeriCorps VISTA, Christina […]

Grant application opening January 29th!

Our 2019 Grant Application will be available soon! Beginning January 29, visit our website to view and complete either our Safety Net, Community Impact, or both applications for your non-profit. Safety Net grants are for programs that provide “safety net” basic needs to the community it serves: food, shelter, utility assistance, etc. Community Impact grants […]

Great Senior Care Program out of Summers Co. ARH

Here at the United Way of Southern West Virginia, we deal with many diverse sects of our local populations. However, if you were to be a fly on the wall in our office for a day, one would see that we receive calls seeking assistance from many seniors. Seniors in southern West Virginia, as with […]

United Way Meets Goal of $850,000 Two Weeks Earlier than Last Year

Brett Eckley, 2015-16 campaign chair, third from left, and Debbie Sizemore, 2016-17 campaign chair, second from right, spoke during a press conference Friday morning at Eckley Orthodontics at 1804 Harper Road announcing the United Way of Southern West Virginia met its campaign goal of $850,000. Photo by Rick Barbero/The Register-Herald By Cody Neff Register-Herald Reporter […]