Mission: Our united way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life - a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement and good health. Our goal is to create real, long-lasting change that prevents problems from happening in the first place. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. That's what it means to live united. To bring together in a united appeal all possible campaigns of community-accepted health, welfare, and recreational agencies, including local, state and national service organizations. To solicit funds and property for such agencies to acquire by gift, legacy, devise, purchase or otherwise, property of every kind and nature, both real and personal, for such agencies, to lease, mortgage, improve, pledge, sell, convey or otherwise dispose of such property. To invest and expend funds, and to distribute fu
Programs: United way makes allocation/support payments to approximately 44 non-profit agencies in raleigh, nicholas, summers, wyoming, fayette, mcdowell and mercer counties in southern west virginia and the town of bluefield, virginia. It also provides direct assistance to individuals through its internally managed literacy program, 2-1-1 social services and informaitional hotlline, feeding initiative, pregnancy education, and equal footing shoe program.
during the 2016 year, the organization entered in to certain fiscal sponsorship arrangements with non incorporated entities which were established in order to provide elements of relief to certain flood ravaged areas, specifically fayette and nicholas counties in southern and central west virginia. Further, as an internal program, the organization operated similar relief activities in the southern west virginia county of raleigh.
the organization also operated as the principal campaign fund organziation (pcfo) for the mountian state combined federal campaign (cfc) . As the mountian state pcfo the organization was responsible for the adminstration of the cfc for a thirty-five county area of west virginia and acted as fiscal agent under the direction of the local federal coordinating committee. This adminstration in general entales solicitation and collection of contributions from federal employees in the workplace on the behalf of charitable organizations. It then is responsbile for the disbursement of these funds to the applicable charitable organizations inaccordance with the designations by givers. Direct expenses of operating this function are reimbursable from amounts collected. This activity was ceased effectively during the first quarter of 2018.