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PUBLIC NOTICE

ASOTIN COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.

Asotin County has been chosen to receive $8,830 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board made up of representatives from the United Way, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, local county officials, a representative of Catholic Charities of America and one from Churches of Christ, a Native American representative and a homeless person or homeless advocate will determine how the funds awarded to Asotin county are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.  The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.  Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Asotin county has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Asotin County Food Bank and St. Vincent de Paul.

 

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact the Twin County United Way (2207 E. Main St. PO Box 1660, Lewiston) at tcuw@tcuw.org or (208) 743-6594 for an application.  The deadline for applications to be received is Mon. July 3, 2017 at 8 a.m.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, June 16, 2017

Contact:

  • Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • Cell: (208) 305-1379, E-mail: sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Twin County United Way office: (208) 743-6594 

 

Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational Raised More than $12,000 to Support Local Kindergarten Readiness Efforts

For the first time in tournament’s 11 years, golfer hits a hole-in-one

LEWISTON – Golfers enjoyed a day on the course while supporting a great cause at the 11th Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational presented by Clearwater River Casino.  Proceeds, which exceeded $12,000, benefit the United Way’s kindergarten readiness efforts.

Bryden Canyon Golf Course was host to 23 teams of golfers who participated in the four-person scramble event which kicked off with a shotgun start at noon on Friday, June 16.  The tournament is open to all levels of play from beginners to a 56, which is what the top team scored.  Golfers of the winning foursome included Brian King, Shawn Nilsson, Mike MacDowell and Scott Baldwin.

A highlight of the tournament was a hole-in-one hit by golfer Brian King on Hole 4, a par three.  King won a 50 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV from Stonebraker McQuary Insurance. No one walked away with an eight-day Hawaiian vacation hole-in-one prize that was up for grabs on Hole 13. Other winning golfers for the day included closest to the hole winners on the front and back nine, Brian King and Nate VonLindern respectively, longest drive winner Andy Haseneohrl, and longest putt, Dan Stellmon.  Mike MacDowell was the drawing winner of a JimmyStyx paddle board donated by Vista Outdoors.

“This is always a fun day on the course and our biggest fundraiser for our Kindergarten Boot Camps,” said Tim Barker, chair for this year’s event. Twin County United Way’s Kindergarten Boot Camp is a summertime program which helps prepare children for kindergarten in the fall. Research shows that nearly half of the children in Idaho entering kindergarten are unprepared to start school. The Kindergarten Boot Camp provides four- and five-year-old children with an inside look of what school will be like and teaches essential skills needed to be ready to enter kindergarten in the fall and be successful in school.

“We appreciate the support from the community” continued Barker, “from all the volunteers who started at 8 a.m. to the amazing after-tournament dinner fully hosted by Red Lion Hotel, it’s a team effort that makes the tournament a successful fundraiser and makes golfers want to come back each year.”  Additional sponsors included P1FCU, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Inland Cellular, Washington Trust Bank, Pepsi and hole sponsors.

Next year’s tournament is scheduled for Friday before Father’s Day, June 15, 2018.  To sponsor or play in next year’s tournament, contact the Twin County United Way office at (208) 743-6594.

 

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About the Twin County United Way

The Twin County United Way works to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas:  education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources and provide coordinated support for local nonprofit partners working to address these needs. More information can be found at www.tcuw.org. Connect with Twin County United on social media at www.facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, on Twitter @TwinCountyUW or on Instagram TCUW, #TCUW #LiveUnited.

 

 

 

 

June 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MEDIA ALERT

11th Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational Tees Up this Friday, June 16

What:

11th Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational presented by Clearwater River Casino

Who:

The Golf Invitational is Twin County United Way’s annual golf tournament which raises funds for the United Way’s kindergarten readiness efforts.  In addition to the presenting sponsor Clearwater River Casino, sponsors include Red Lion Hotel, P1FCU, Inland Cellular, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Washington Trust Bank, Idaho Beverages – Pepsi, JEDA Media Group, and additional tee sponsors.         

Why:

The Golf Invitational raises funds for the Twin County United Way’s Kindergarten Boot Camp, a summer kindergarten readiness program that teaches essential skills kids need to be ready for school.  In additional to raising funds, the United Way hopes to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood education and helping all children, regardless of circumstances, have a chance to succeed at school.

[Photo and interview opportunity]

When:

Friday, June 16, 2017

Registration begins at 10 a.m., shotgun start at noon

Where:

Bryden Canyon Golf Course | 445 O’Connor Road, Lewiston

Media contact:

Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way, sskinner@tcuw.org, 208.743.6594 office, 208.305.1379 cell

www.tcuw.org, @TCUW, Twitter: TwinCountyUW, or www.Facebook.com/TwinCountyUW.

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May 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

  • Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • Cell: (208) 305-1379, E-mail: sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Twin County United Way office: (208) 743-6594

 Twin County United Way’s Annual Day of Caring Continues to Grow

More than 330 volunteers are at the ready to serve on May 12

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY – Many hands make light work.  So just how much work can the hands of 330 volunteers do?  The Twin County United Way hopes it’s a lot. Twenty-one nonprofits have submitted more than 30 projects that need completed during the United Way’s annual Day of Caring taking place today.

Volunteers will be in action across the community on a variety of projects from litter clean up to skilled labor activities. Day of Caring Chair, Kim Casey, shared that “most of the nonprofits in our community are small. So, when the lawn needs mowed, the windows need washed or the building needs painted, these tasks either need to be contracted out – paid for with a budget stretched thin – or done by staff with time already stretched thin. We know that volunteers can do this and want to do this so that the nonprofit staff can devote their time to important program work.”  Casey added, “We encourage people to ask questions and learn more about the nonprofit they are helping.” Day of Caring is a few hours of service that connects people in the community to our nonprofits and is intended to promote volunteerism and nonprofit engagement throughout the year.

The community-wide event, presented by Regence BlueShield of Idaho, shows what can be accomplished when many are working together to make the community better. Regence president, Scott Kreiling, shared, “we’ve been supporting this volunteer event for a number of years.  Our employees want to give back where they live and work and we appreciate that whenever we partner with the United Way, we know that we are helping many worthy nonprofits in our area.” Regence, and team sponsors P1FCU and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, along with in-kind donations from ArtBeat, Fazzari’s and IdaVend, underwrite the event.

Photos and videos of the day’s activities will be shared throughout the day by Twin County United Way and volunteer teams via social media including Facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, Twitter @TwinCountyUW, and Instagram TCUW, hashtags #TCUW and #LiveUnited.

Day of Caring Volunteer Teams:

  • Americorp Volunteers
  • Avista Utilities
  • Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints
  • Clearwater Paper
  • Clearwater Power
  • Coldwell Banker Tomlinson
  • HomeStreet Bank
  • Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
  • Idaho Forest Group
  • Inland Cellular
  • Joe Hall Ford
  • Lewiston Fire Department Retirees
  • Northwest Farm Credit Services
  • P1FCU
  • Public Consulting Group
  • Red Lion Hotel
  • Regence BlueShield of Idaho
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
  • St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
  • Tammany View Baptist Church
  • Tri-State Memorial Hospital
  • Vista Outdoors
  • Wells Fargo
  • Women United

 

Day of Caring Nonprofits:

  • American Red Cross
  • Asotin County Food Bank
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the LC Valley
  • Community Action Partnership
  • Gina Quesenberry Foundation
  • Homes of Hope
  • Jackson Baldwin Falls
  • Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program
  • Lewiston City Library
  • Lewiston Rotary Club
  • Modie Park Conservancy
  • Northwest Children’s Home
  • Quality Behavioral Health
  • Roc Rescue Mission
  • Salvation Army
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • The Idaho FoodBank
  • Twin County United Way
  • WA-ID Volunteer Center
  • Wedgewood Terrace Assisted Living
  • YWCA

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About the Twin County United Way

The Twin County United Way works to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas:  education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources and provide coordinated support for local nonprofit partners working to address these needs. More information can be found at www.tcuw.org.

 



 

 

 

MEDIA ALERT

Twin County United Way’s 21st Annual Day of Caring is this Friday, May 12

 

What:

Twin County United Way Day of Caring 2017

Who:

More than 300 volunteers have signed up to participate in Twin County United Way’s annual Day of Caring, a community-wide day of service for local nonprofits.

Day of Caring presenting sponsor is Regence BlueShield of Idaho.  Team sponsors are P1FCU and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.  T-shirt sponsor is ArtBeat.

Why:

Day of Caring brings together local businesses, employees and community groups to provide a half-day of volunteer service. Volunteers will participate in variety of meaningful, hands-on projects for 17 local nonprofits.

When:

Friday, May 12, 2017

8 a.m.: Kick-off event

8:30 a.m. to noon: Onsite volunteer service (List of locations available)

Noon: Volunteer thank you lunch with pizza from Fazzari’s!

Where:

The kick-off event takes place at the Lewiston Community Center (1424 Main Street, Lewiston), parking lot is in back, enter from G Street.

After kick-off, volunteers will head to more than 25 project sites (full list available) and then return to the Community Center for a volunteer thank you lunch.

Media contact:

Sam Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way

(208) 305-1379 cell, (208) 743-6594 office, sskinner@tcuw.org

www.tcuw.org,  #tcuw  @TwinCountyUW facebook.com/TwinCountyUW

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