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Bill’s Story – Veteran Stability

Mr. Bill spent nearly 15 years in the United States Navy. In 1999, his time in the military came to an end, but a new struggle began. Over the next 20 years, Bill spent four different periods of...

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As We See It – Johnson City Press

At an outdoor kickoff last week — changed to a drop-in event because of a surge in COVID-19 cases locally — the United Way of East Tennessee Highlands began its annual fundraising drive. The...

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2021 Campaign – Leadership Message  A few thoughts on the upcoming campaign year from Leslie Salling (President & CEO), Lester Lattany (Campaign Chair) and Matt Evans (Board Chair). We look forward to...

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United Way Kicks Off 2021 Campaign

United Way of East TN Highlands will kick off its annual fundraising campaign August 5, 2021. The kickoff event will be held in the parking lot behind HomeTrust Bank at 1907 N Roan Street. Project...

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Betty’s Story – Life Changes Fast

Betty is a widow with her hands full. Her husband died six years ago, leaving her with her 3-month-old son and her stepdaughter to look after. She flourished in her role as sole breadwinner by...

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Lucian LaFleur – Youth of the Year

Lucian LaFleur stands alone in front of a room full of people. Something he would not have done two years ago. Not something he ever thought he would do, according to the speech he is giving. Lucian...

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United Way Annual Week of Caring

United Way hosts breakfast and impact project to kick off Annual Week of Caring events. Johnson City, TN- United Way of East Tennessee Highlands is bringing together area non-profits, Community...

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Problem Solving Pitches

United Way gives out three $10,000 grants to local non-profits for innovative solutions to area needs. Johnson City, TN- Six area agencies had the opportunity to compete for three $10,000 grants...

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