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Lorenza Ross’s Story

Serving Their Community: Men on the Block's Story Lorenza Ross serves as a JROTC instructor at Bryan County High School, and is part of an ad-hoc group of men who call themselves Men on the Block. These men have a…

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Melodie Lane’s Story

Feeding Children with United Way and Backpacks of Love  Melodie Lane has devoted her professional life to children. An employee of McAllister Elementary School in Richmond Hill, Ga., she has been with the Bryan County school system for almost 20…

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Jamie McLendon’s Story

Veteran United Way Donor Gains New Perspectives Jamie McLendon has been involved with United Way for nearly thirty years. She and her family own Pineora Handi-House, a builder and manufacturer of portable storage structures in Effingham County. In the mid-1990s,…

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Katrina Bostick’s Story

Working with United Way to Give Families a Home   Katrina Bostick sees the difference United Way makes in people's lives every day. She is the executive director of Family Promise of the Coastal Empire, a United Way-supported nonprofit organization…

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Sarah Jones’ Story

Turning Expertise into Service Growing up in Orlando, Fla., Sarah Jones was always passionate about supporting her community. When her career brought her to Savannah, Ga., in 2008, she wanted to connect to her new city. A portfolio manager for…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Larry Show

Larry Show, General Manager of Lineage Logistics in Effingham County, is leading his life with purpose. A military veteran, Larry has dedicated much of his time to serving others and he continues to do so wholeheartedly. For nearly 10 years…

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Loyal Contributor: Stacey Johnson

Stacey Johnson has been an employee for United Way of the Coastal Empire for nearly half of its history. This year marks her 30th anniversary as a United Way staff member. Over time, Stacey has been a witness to countless…

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Thank You

United Way of the Coastal Empire extends our sincere gratitude to everyone, from all across the region, who has given their time, talent, and treasure. By mobilizing the caring power of the community, you remind us all of the importance…

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2020 Donors

Thanks to you and these local companies/organizations, we can continue to help those in need.

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2020 Highlights

Looking Back 2020 has been one unforgettable year! Despite whatever challenges we've had to overcome, United Way of the Coastal Empire is choosing to acknowledge our most positive moments...all made possible because of YOU.

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