FAQ's

I need financial assistance:

United Way is not legally set up to provide direct financial assistance to individuals, but we work with many community partners that do. The best way to find available resources in your area is by calling our 2-1-1 help number. It's a 3-digit number like 9-1-1, but for access to health and human services. Calling 2-1-1 will get you a trained resource and referral specialist, who will know what services are available in your area. Sometimes the 2-1-1 line can be a problem from a cell phone, or may not yet be available in your immediate area. If you can't get through on 2-1-1, you can go to www.211.org and type in your zip code. It will provide an alternate number where one is available.

If you have trouble, you can call any of your local Family Success Centers for assistance as well. (Link back to Family Success Center Page)

 

I Need help with medical issues or other services:

The best way to find available resources in your area is by calling our 2-1-1 help number. It's a 3-digit number like 9-1-1, but for access to health and human services. Calling 2-1-1 will get you a trained resource and referral specialist, who will know what services are available in your area. Sometimes the 2-1-1 line can be a problem from a cell phone, or may not yet be available in your immediate area. If you can't get through on 2-1-1, you can go to www.211.org and type in your zip code. It will usually provide an alternate number.

If you are having medical issues, you might also want to check with the case manager/social worker at your local medical facility. They are often very helpful in accessing available resources. If you have trouble, you can call your local Family Success Center and they pay be able to point you in the right direction. (Link back to Family Success Center Page)

 

I Want to Volunteer:

You won't be alone. There are nearly 2.6 million volunteers working with United Way to make a difference. There are a few ways you can find volunteering opportunities near you.

You can visit our volunteer page at www.uwguc.org/volunteer to find volunteer opportunities, or fill out our online form to request new opportunities. You can contact our 2-1-1 help line, a 3-digit number like 9-1-1, but for access to health and human services. People can call 2-1-1 if they need help, or want to offer help. Our staff may know of available opportunities.

If however, you are a local company looking to develop a day of service please contact our Corporate Relations Manager, Phillip Daniels, at 903-353-7171 Ext. 130 or Phillip.Daniels@uwguc.org.

 

I Want my business to be involved with United Way:

That's great! And it's a conversation you should have with your Corporate Relations Manager, unless you're specifically interested in United Way Worldwide in Alexandria, Virginia. You can contact our Corporate Relations Manager, Phillip Daniels, at 903-353-7171 Ext. 130 or Phillip.Daniels@uwguc.org.

 

What does UWGUC do?

United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) was founded in 1969 and spearheads innovative community initiatives, by working with many different non profits, community partners and community leaders to develop programming that better serve the community and the Union County residents. We are a large resource to community organizations who directly assist individuals.

UWGUC goes through the efforts to research and identify the problems of each community, we Identify its needs, convene community stakeholders, create strategies, invest in those strategies, measure results.

 

What are United Way’s overhead and administrative costs?

12.4%

 

None of these responses address my concern:

Please use the form on our Contact Us page and submit your question to United Way Worldwide.