Since 1958, United Way of Greene County has been conducting an annual fundraising campaign for local human services, encouraging our community to embody the spirit of cooperation with NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR TO STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITY. United Way of Greene County is the catalyst that brings people together to build a community that values above all else the COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY TO CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER. We will eliminate the needs of our neighbors by effectively utilizing our resources to foster programs that have measurable positive impact on the quality of life in our caring community.
Mark Foulks – Greeneville Fire Department
Gary Funk – Landair
Vice President/Campaign Chair
Tracey Julian – Tusculum College
Ron Metcalfe – WGRV/WIKQ/WSMG Radio Greeneville
Allocation Committee Chair
Mike Hopkins – Jarden Zinc Products
Immediate Past President
Front row: Shelly Smith, Tracey Julian, Misty Kite-Fezell, and Jack Lister.
Middle row: Mark Doty, Neil Gfellers, and Art Masker.
Back row: Gary Funk, Rodney Bell, Mark Foulks, Ron Metcalfe, and Bobby Holt.
Not pictured: Mike Hopkins, Robbie Bailey, Melissa Batson, Tom Ferguson, Justin Freeark, Nathan Holt, and Vicki Kirk.
Robbie Bailey – retired, John Deere Power Products
Melissa Batson – Greeneville City Schools
Rodney Bell – Forward Air
Mark Doty – Ready Mix USA
Tom Ferguson – Greene County Partnership
Justin Freeark – US Nitrogen
Neil Gfellers – DTR Tennessee, Inc.
Bobby Holt – Andrew Johnson Bank
Nathan Holt – Greene County Trustee
Vicki Kirk – Tennessee Department of Education
Misty Kite-Fezell – Tennessee Farm Bureau Insurance
Jack Lister – Takoma Regional Hospital
Art Masker – retired, Holston United Methodist Home for Children
Thanks to the addition of United Way funding last year, 855 children in all Greene County schools received resources and support to promote school readiness.
Last year, 150 GEDs were awarded, more than 11,567 free instructional hours were provided, and 1,021 students and families were served with literacy and adult education programs.
155 seniors provided thousands of hours of volunteer service worth more than $850,000 to local schools, non-profit organizations, and government agencies last year.
25 elderly and disabled adults received in-home assistance to help them remain independent and in their homes last year, saving their families, Greene County, and the state of Tennessee the additional expense of assisted living.
Last year, 82 senior “volunteers” provided love and support to 226 special needs children. These low-income seniors received a minimal stipend to supplement their retirement.
242 individuals with disabilities entered employment through occupational rehabilitation services, and were effectively moved from public assistance to productive tax-paying citizens.
222 reported Greene County victims of severe child abuse and their non-offending caregivers were counseled and helped through the investigation and healing process last year.
67 cancer patients received assistance with medication, supplies, and transportation to treatments last year.
Last year, 28 families (85 individuals) who were victims of home fires received emergency assistance and services, while the entire county benefited from disaster preparation and planning by Red Cross volunteers.
9,526 households (26,970 individuals) received food, housing, and utility assistance. The food supplied represents 364,464 meals.
Last year, 185 homeless individuals had a warm place to stay and encouragement and resources to get back on their feet.
Volunteer emergency personnel with appropriate training and equipment responded to 2,500 automobile accidents and other emergency situations to assist local residents last year. Link