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UNITED WAY INVITES 2022-2023 FUNDING PROPOSALS

The United Way of the Coastal Empire invites nonprofits serving Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties to submit letters of inquiry (LOIs) for entry into its 2022/23 Community Fund grant process. Letters of inquiry are required only for programs that…

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Michael Solomon’s Story

One Man’s United Way Journey Leads to New Business Champions Program Michael Solomon was an early convert to the United Way spirit of community. Born and raised in La Grange, Ga., his parents set an example of how to treat…

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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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Garrett Shelton’s Story

Becoming the Best You Can Be As a teenager living in a small town just outside New Orleans, La., Garrett Shelton struggled. He lacked direction and found himself in and out of trouble with the law. He needed a fresh…

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Dottie Carswell’s Story

Coming Full Circle Dottie Carswell worked hard her entire life. A single mother of a college student, her years of employment at a major hospital in Savannah came with long hours and a lot of dedication and sacrifice. As a…

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