United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing our best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against our region’s most daunting social crises.

adolescents received help for substance abuse or psychiatric issues

families moved from homelessness to stable independence

children, adults and seniors participated in community center programs

seniors were safer due to in-home care, offsite programs and reassurance calls

Our Mission

Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty by UNITING people and resources to strengthen the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a community UNITED to empower every person and organization to reach their full potential and achieve more.  

Our Values

We win by living UNITED.  

• By forging unlikely partnerships.  

• By finding new solutions to old problems.   

• By mobilizing the best resources.   

• By inspiring individuals to join us in tackling the most daunting social crisis in our community. 

•And by advocating for the care and well-being of every citizen in our community.  

Our Team


Leslie Salling

Interim Director & Director of Resource Development
Email Leslie 
(423) 220-1239

Moricina Fain

Executive Assistant/Data Entry
Email Moricina
(423) 220-1237

Mitzi Malone

Finance Director
Email Mitzi
(423) 220-1236

Crystal Carter

Director of Community Impact
Email Crystal
(423) 543-6975


Improving people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

United Way brings communities together to focus on the most important human needs-building partnerships, forging consensus and leveraging resources to make a measurable difference. Focus areas are identified at the local level and vary from community to community. 

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