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Deborah’s Story

  Deborah Jackson dropped out of school at 16-years old, and after a near-death experience has been in long term recovery from drug addiction ever since. Her children have diplomas hanging in her mother’s house, which inspired Deb to earn…

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The Kenkels’ Story

  Tom and Tammy Kenkel found out while pregnant that their daughter Emily was prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome. While most people would find their worlds turned upside down, instead, they immediately reacted from the news by trying to establish…

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Patricia’s Story

  Patricia Gardner was stuck in a job where she had limited growth, was barely making ends meet, and was tired of the lack of compassion of those around her. So, she made a life-changing decision to work towards becoming…

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UNITED WAY Offers Help AFTER Hurricane Michael

Savannah, GA (October 12, 2018) – United Way of the Coastal Empire is partnering with Georgia Ports Authority and United Way Worldwide (UWW) to provide hope and help to residents affected by Hurricane Michael. United Way of the Coastal Empire…

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UNITED WAY MARKS $8.13M for 2018 Fundraising Effort

Savannah, GA (September 6, 2018) – United Way of the Coastal Empire sets its community campaign goal for 2018 at $8,133,333. The organization announced the goal Thursday afternoon in a kick-off event at the Savannah Civic Center. The funds raised…

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UNITED WAY Welcomes President & CEO Deb Thompson

Savannah, GA (August 22, 2018) - United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted a reception to welcome and introduce President and CEO Deb Thompson to the community. The reception provided United Way supporters and community leaders an opportunity to connect…

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UNITED WAY Serves Families In Effingham County

Rincon, GA (August 14, 2018) - United Way of the Coastal Empire – Effingham County, in partnership with America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, hosted a Mobile Food Pantry to provide supplemental food to Effingham families who struggle to make…

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Caroline’s Story

  At first glance, the Creech family look like any happy, beautiful, Southern family. If you look closely, you can see their grace is equally as strong as their grit as they’ve dealt with two children being born deaf, and…

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Matthew’s Story

  Driving down an almost unmarked winding dirt road, passing long and then longer grasses with birds playfully flying overhead, it seems like one is approaching an idyllic country scene. You’d expect to see horses, hear the buzzing wildlife, and…

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UNITED WAY Hires Thompson as President & CEO

Savannah, GA (July 12, 2018) - United Way of the Coastal Empire Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Deb Thompson as the organization’s new President & CEO, effective August 13, 2018. Thompson is replacing Gregg Schroeder,…

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