Callaway County United Way, Inc.

Rating: 4.95 stars   406 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: PO Box 793 Fulton MO 65251 USA

Mission: Our mission is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another by serving as a funding entity to provide financial support to high priority human service agencies and as a community catalyst to match local needs with human service providers.
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am now retired, but have worked for Callaway Social service agencies for about 20 years...now a volunteer. I am so proud of Callaway United Way and all the board and directors do to support local causes. The generosity of the citizens and the enormous effort the volunteers put into the programs brings a tremendous benefit to all who are served. We are a large rural county, with a small population as compared to many....but do a fantastic job serving those in need. Thanks to CCUW!!!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I taught swimming and served as a life guard for the Red Cross in Callaway County in the early 60's and now my grandchildren are taking Red Cross swimming lessons. I am proud of the number of children and adults in Callaway that know how to swim. Some of my former students still swim and they are in their 80's. Nancy McCue

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

see above

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not know where to change it.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The Red Cross in Callaway County does incredible work and is an integral part of the make-up of the community. They provide assistance with single family fires with food, clothing and sheltering and planning to help disaster families get back on the road to recovery.
For many years, they have helped the community be prepared and educated for fires, ice storms, winter weather, floods and other disasters. They teach classes in CPR,First Aid and AED's, train the community with swim lessons and life guarding, pet first aid and baby sitting. They also support the military community with military messaging and loans.
Without the generous support of the United Way, the Red Cross in Callaway County could not continue to provide the high quality services and support the community at the current level.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I work with this organization and my experiences are with the clients we serve on a daily basis and the dedicated volunteers that keep us running and enable us to put 91 cents of every dollar we raise back into the services we provide.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't make any changes. We continue to do outreach to help provide financial support everyday. To fulfill our mission we rely on the generous donations of the public, foundations, corporations and the United Way.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with the American Red Cross and this community without the United Way many people could not get the assistance they need to survive. They are truly an asset to Callaway County.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The prosperity that it brings to the community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The organization is great the way it is.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As an employee of the American Red Cross, I see on a regular basis what the United Way does to help people prepare for and respond to emergencies/disasters. Without the funding assistance of the United Way, the resources would not be available to help people when they are at their most vulnerable.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Keeping track of records so duplication of services is not provided to one person to the detriment of another.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more funding

 
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Rating: 3 stars  

I appreciate the United Way and the Red Cross. Both are of great value to the community. Their service and committment are well known throughout the community. In regards to training, and response during emergency situations.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Yes, I have in the need for shelters

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not make any changes.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

It takes all of us, working together, to make real changes. An investment in the Callaway County United Way will make that happen. Together we can accomplish more than any single group can do on its own.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

A friend of mine had to use the food pantry for a short time. It was a lifesaver for her and her children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Collect more money to fund additional programs and services.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with non profit organizations for many years and can say, without a doubt, the Callaway County United Way is one of the best run organizations I've ever seen. They are well organized and concientious and money is well spent

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The excellent care they take of the money donated.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I would like to thank the Callaway County United Way, the Missouri Foundation for Health and other United Way's that sponsor the 2-1-1 program. It is a valuable service to our community and state.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

2-1-1 is a wonderful program. I have my clients to use the number for assistance.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Lobby for funding to continue the 2-1-1 program.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Williamsburg Elementary supports the work Callaway County United Way does by holding a penny drive to raise funds each year.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my school, 4-H, and other community events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to help it grow because the work they do is for great causes!

 
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