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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 20, 2017

Contacts:

  • Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • (208) 305-1379 (cell), sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Twin County United Way office: 2207 E. Main, Lewiston, (208) 743-6594
  • Doug LaMunyan, Principal, Clarkston High School
  • (509) 758-5591, lamunyand@csdk12.org

 

Twin County United Way and Clarkston High School partner

to promote volunteerism on Oct. 20

Clarkston High students will include volunteer service in Homecoming activities

CLARKSTON, WASH. –Twin County United Way and Clarkston High School (CHS) are teaming up to get local students excited about volunteering.  Friday, Oct. 20 is Clarkston High’s Student Day of Caring which provides an avenue for students to engage in brief volunteer service projects.  Incorporated with this year’s Homecoming activities, nearly 100 students have signed up to volunteer.

The Twin County United Way conducts annual Days of Caring to promote volunteerism with businesses and schools.  Student Days of Caring are intended introduce students to volunteering and encourage students to continue to volunteer throughout the year and into the future. Today, the students are giving back to the local community by participating in street clean up.  Donning red Live United T-shirts, the students will be picking up litter from streets and sidewalks near the school, in surrounding neighborhoods, down 6th Street and to Bridge Street.

New Clarkston High School principal, Doug LaMunyan, said, “We appreciate the opportunity to work with the United Way and have our students give back to our amazing community. Our school has always been supported and it is nice to provide an opportunity for our students to give back to Clarkston residents and business owners.  It’s an opportunity to show our school and community pride in an easy way – picking up litter from our streets.”

Student volunteers will gather at Clarkston High School in the student parking lot at 9:50 a.m. for street and block assignments. The volunteer project is estimated to take approximately an hour and a half.

Sponsors making Student day of Caring events possible include Lewis Clark Credit Union, McDonald’s, Dutch Bros Lewiston, Lewis Clark Chamber of Commerce, LC Crew, Village Center Cinemas and ArtBeat.

Follow Student Day of Caring activities on social media at #tcuw, @TwinCountyUW, facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, #LiveUnited, chs.csdk12.org, facebook.com/chsbantams

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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.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 15, 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

 

Twin County United Way’s 2017 Giving Campaign Kicked Off This Week

Melva and Rob Prasil announced as Honorary Campaign Chairs

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY – More than 140 business and nonprofit members attended Wednesday’s Lewis Clark Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon where the Twin County United Way kicked off its annual giving campaign to the business community.

The Twin County United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability for every person in Asotin and Nez Perce counties. Those in attendance were asked to join the fight with the campaign message: United we fight. United we win.

Melva and Rob Prasil, long-time United Way supporters, are this year’s honorary campaign chairs.  Melva shared that while they have provided volunteer service and financial support for many worthy nonprofits, United Way has always been their number one donation.  “Because as a donor,” she said, “we know our dollars will be spent addressing the most critical problems of our community.”

Many donors and supporters are first introduced to the United Way through workplace giving programs. By kicking off the campaign with Chamber members, the United Way team hopes to connect with more individuals to reach this year’s goal to engage 3,000 donors in the 2017 campaign.

Businesses interested in running an employee giving campaign are encouraged to contact the Twin County United Way at (208) 743-6594 to receive tools and support for a successful campaign.

Information about the Twin County United Way and the 2017 Giving Campaign, including this year’s campaign video, can be viewed online at tcuw.org.

Photo: 2017 Twin County United WayHonorary Campaign Chairs, Melva and Rob Prasil

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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.

 

   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 23, 2017

Contacts:

  • Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • Cell: (208) 305-1379, E-mail: sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Twin County United Way office: 2207 E. Main, Lewiston, (208) 743-6594

 

  • Kevin Driskill, Principal, Lewiston High School
  • LHS office: (208) 748-3103

 

Twin County United Way and Lewiston High School partner to promote student volunteerism
For the second year, first day of school activities for LHS Seniors include volunteer service

LEWISTON –Twin County United Way and Lewiston High School teamed up to get local students excited about volunteering.  The annual Student Day of Caring provides an avenue for students to engage in brief, but meaningful volunteer service projects.  This is the 4th Annual Day of Caring and for the second year in a row, it is incorporated with Lewiston High School’s first day of school activities for LHS Seniors.

The Day of Caring is intended to inspire students to continue to volunteer throughout the year and into the future. More than 250 students are at more than 18 different locations today giving back to local nonprofits and the community by participating in a variety of hands-on activities such as yard work, painting, cleaning, litter pick up, sorting and organizing, repacking food, building, office work, event promotion and more.

Twin County United Way Women United Chair, Charity Rapier, said “the students are so willing to work hard and they really seem to enjoy it. I’m very impressed with the amount of work the students are able to get done in just a short time.” Lewiston High School principal, Kevin Driskill, added, “the feedback from last year – from both students volunteering and those who benefited from the volunteer service – was great.  This is a way for our students to work together and give back to the community.”

Student volunteers gathered at Lewiston High School a little after 9 a.m. to load busses and travel to service locations. Each volunteer project is estimated to take approximately two hours. Students will then return to the high school for lunch and activities through the end of the school day.

Sponsors making this event possible include Lewis Clark Credit Union, McDonald’s, Dutch Bros Lewis-Clark Valley, Lewis Clark Chamber of Commerce, LC Crew, Village Center Cinemas and ArtBeat.

Follow Student Day of Caring activities on social media at #tcuw, @TwinCountyUW, facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, #LiveUnited, @LBengals, Facebook.com/LewistonHighSchoolCounselingCenter, @counseling_lhs.

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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.

 

      

August 22, 2017

MEDIA ALERT

Twin County United Way and Lewiston High School partner to support student volunteerism
 
What:

Twin County United Way Student Day of Caring 2017

Who:

More than 250 Lewiston High School Seniors have signed up to volunteer during Twin County United Way’s Student Day of Caring.

Day of Caring is sponsored by McDonald’s, Lewis Clark Credit Union, Dutch Bros Lewiston, Village Center Cinemas, LC Crew, Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce and ArtBeat.

Why:

Day of Caring connects students with a two-hour volunteer experience that benefits local nonprofits and the community.  The event promotes volunteerism to inspire students to continue to volunteer throughout the year – and into the future.

When:

First day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

9 a.m.: Students gather at LHS in the Senior parking lot

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Bus to onsite service locations for two-hour volunteer projects

Noon: Students return to Lewiston High School for lunch

Where:

The event begins at Lewiston High School (1114 9th Ave., Lewiston) in the Senior parking lot and busses will take students to 18 different volunteer project locations.

Full list of project locations available upon request.

Media contact:

Sam Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way, (208) 305-1379 cell, (208) 743-6594 office, sskinner@tcuw.org

Kevin Driskill, Principal, Lewiston High School, (208) 748-3103

#tcuw, @TwinCountyUW, facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, #LiveUnited, @LBengals, facebook.com/LewistonHighSchoolCounselingCenter, @lhscounseling

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Public Notice

 

NEZ PERCE 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.

Nez Perce county has been chosen to receive $3,419 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 SecurityÂ’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 Nez Perce 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.

Nez Perce county has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with The Idaho FoodBank and Community Action Partnership.

 

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 31, 2017 at 8 a.m.

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