On a bitter cold December day, the Meramec River seeped into 61-year-old Linda’s mobile home.
Little did she know rain would fall until it met her chest, until her floors buckled and her paneling split, until her washer and freezer choked with water, until her memories and house of 13 years were destroyed.Continue Reading
AmeriCorps members nationwide are celebrating “wearing the A” during AmeriCorps Week which is March 6-10 this year. We at ServiceWorks are also celebrating the ability to build capacity for the future of our college and career development program in St. Louis.Continue Reading
When was the last time you heard someone say they were excited to volunteer? Typically we see volunteering as a professional or moral obligation. Maybe we need to beef up our resume or increase our network. Maybe we simply feel grateful (or guilty) for privilege we possess and think we should give back.Continue Reading
United Way 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, 24/7 source for anyone who needs help. Looking for a childcare provider? 2-1-1 can help with that. Want to make a food donation? Call 2-1-1. Need job training? Try 2-1-1. United Way 2-1-1 is your go-to resource for all non-emergency needs.
We all know 9-1-1 as the number to call when you have life-threatening or property-related emergencies. Call 2-1-1 for information and resources for everything else.Continue Reading
Did you earn less than $54,000 last year? You may be eligible to receive free tax preparation. Continue Reading
What a year! Together we’ve helped more families keep a roof over their heads, more kids arrive to school prepared, and more people find the help they need. Together we’ve changed the lives of more than one million people in our region. Here’s a recap of some of United Way’s biggest moments of 2016:Continue Reading
Do you remember Lauretta Treppler? Lauretta was one of United Way’s video stars from 2008. She was diagnosed with cerebellar atrophy, a condition that affects comprehension, speech and mobility. Today, she’s thriving as a freshman at Fort Zumwalt East High School in St. Peters, Missouri…Continue Reading
Congratulations to Stephanie from Missouri Baptist Medical Center, our 2016 Watch.Enter.Win contest winner! This week, we surprised her at work with a brand new 2016 Ford Focus from Auffenberg Dealer Group.Continue Reading
Everyone experiences financial stress, whether you’re new to the workforce, trying to make big life decisions or looking towards retirement. Here’s one solution that could help. Continue Reading
If you’re a longtime United Way giver, you may remember Tyrin. Tryin Rencher was one of United Way’s video stars from 2007. Now, five years into his teaching, we had the chance to catch up with the 36-year-old to get a glimpse into his day-to-day life, passion for teaching and future plans.Continue Reading