United Way’s record breaking campaign

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The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley announced the 2021-2022 campaign was one of their most successful in the organization’s history raising over $1 million dollars to serve the community.

The majority of those funds were raised through workplace giving programs and individual donations.

The organizations that contributed the most through workplace giving include Trex, Valley Health, and Navy Federal.

The United Way had a huge increase in requests over the past year and would not be able to serve those community members without these donations.

The money will be used for the United Way’s Impact Grants as well as to expand and maintain their flagship program, the Valley Assistance Network.

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The UWNSV offers a new community directory

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The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (UWNSV) announced the availability of the new 2022 community resource directory.

A news release from UWNSV announced the new directory will feature over 150 local non profits and agencies who provide a number of services and programs.

The directory will feature services available for community residents in Frederick, Clarke, Page, Warren and Shenandoah Counties.

The new directory includes food pantries and soup kitchens among other services this year.

Thanks to Navy Federal Credit Union a free downloadable version of the new directory is available at unitedwaynsv.org/resources.

A printed copy of the directory will be available after June 11 by contacting the UWNSV at (540) 536-1610.

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Funds are available to assist Winchester residents

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The National Emergency Food and Shelter Program (NEFSP) has awarded Winchester an additional $9,000 in funding.

This and an additional $29,525 are to be used by local agencies to assist families in the City of Winchester.

The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (UWNSV) chairs the local board of the NEFSP and are accepting applications.

The UWNSV is able to offer the funds to agencies that provide services to Winchester residents.

According to an email from the UWNSV the additional funds are intended to supplement and expand current resources.

The funds are not to substitute or reimburse ongoing services or start new programs.

Applications, qualifications and additional information is available here.

Applications must be completed and filed by next Friday May 6.

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The UWNSV Appoints New President and CEO

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The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley has announced the appointment of Kaycee Childress as their new President and CEO of the organization. Childress replaces interim CEO Cheryl Thompson Stacy as of April 25. Childress brings more than 30 years of executive leadership, marketing and development experience to her new position. Most recently Childress served as the Executive Director of Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation,

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UWNSV announces new President and CEO

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The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley announced that Brandy William will serve as the next President and CEO.

She will take over the position on March 15th.

William previously worked for the American College of Radiology as a Fundraising and Development Specialist.

She also served as the Director of Development for the Lorton Community Action Center.

William is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington.

She is currently working towards her MBA through University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

The search committee selected William due to her experience in multiple sectors, outstanding communication skills, fundraising experience and passion for non-profit service among other factors.

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The United Way Rubbermaid Sale

The United Way Rubbermaid Sale is scheduled for Saturday February 26 from 9-noon

The sale will be held at Belk in Winchester by the Apple Blossom Mall. The sale is made possible by

special partnerships between United Way NSV, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, and The Salvation

Army. Product Sales help the United Way and its partner agencies generate additional funds to meet

local needs.

 

 

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Women United host air mattress drive

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The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley’s Women United is holding an air mattress drive.

Women United will accept new air mattresses, pumps, comforters and pillows for all of February to help fight housing insecurity.

82% of requests to the Valley Assistance Network in 2021 involved housing assistance.

Donations can be made online through their Amazon Wish List.

They can also be dropped off at numerous locations including the United Way, First Bank branches, Navy Federal Credit Union, Shenandoah University, the Blue Ridge Food Bank and the Winchester Group.

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VH exceeds goals in United Way Campaign

Valley Health (VH) announced in a social post that its fundraising for United Way (UW) fair exceeded its goal.

VH employees through a wide range of fundraising efforts such as donations, payroll pledge deductions and fundraising events help support the UW organization throughout the region.

Fundraising events brought in over $21,000 while employee pledges brought in almost $123,000 alone.

A total of approximately $145,000 was accumulated by the VH UW campaign Aug. through Dec. this past year.

This was far and above their goal of $130,000 in VH’s effort to help the UW and the community.

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Community Impact Grants

The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley is inviting non-profits to apply for 2022-2023 Community

Impact Grants. These grants are intended to respond to local priority needs as established through the United Way

Community Needs assessment process in the areas of education, financial stability, and health. Information on the qualification

is available at unitedwaynsv.org letters of intent from non-profits must be submitted by January 14, 2022.

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UWNSV President and CEO announces her departure

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A press release from the United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (UWNSV) announced the departure of their current President and CEO.

After seven years in her position Nadine M. Bullock-Pottinga has decided to resign effective December 31.

Bullock-Pottinga has taken a position with an unnamed national organization that serves Veterans.

She will start in her new position with the new organization in the new year.

The press release went on to state some of the accomplishments of the UWNSV under Bullock-Pottinga’s Presidency.

Under her leadership the UWNSV has experienced unprecedented growth in revitalizing fund raising efforts for the organization.

She is credited with UWNSV’s adoption of the ALICE program along with being a leader in the response, recovery and rebuilding during the pandemic.

Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy has been named the interim President CEO until a replacement is found.

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