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August 26, 2016

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

Twin County United Way LHS Student Day of Caring 2016

Who:

More than 260 Lewiston High School Seniors have signed up to volunteer during Twin County United WayÂ’s Student Day of Caring.

Day of Caring is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Peak Performance Physical Therapy, Dutch Bros Lewiston and ArtBeat.

Why:

Day of Caring connects students with a two-hour volunteer experience that benefits local nonprofits and the entire 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. 31, 2016

9 a.m.: Students gather at Vollmer Bowl to load busses

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Onsite volunteer service

11:50: Students return to Lewiston High School for lunch

Where:

The event begins at Vollmer Bowl across from Lewiston High School (1114 9th Ave., Lewiston) and busses will take students to more than 20 different volunteer project locations.

Featured project location:

Twin County United Way office (2207 E. Main Street, Lewiston) where students will be doing a number of projects inside and outside, including painting the exterior of the building.

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) 748-3100

#tcuw, facebook.com/TwinCountyUW

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Public Notice

NEZ PERCE COUNTY AND ASOTIN COUNTY HAVE 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 $3,591 and Asotin County has been chosen to receive $8,335 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. 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 and Asotin counties 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 and Asotin counties has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Community Action Partnership, Idaho Foodbank, 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., Lewiston) at tcuw@tcuw.org or (208) 743-6594 for an application.  The deadline for applications to be received is Wed, Aug. 10, 2016 at noon.

 

June 16, 2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MEDIA ALERT

 

10TH Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational Tees Up to Help Children Prepare for Kindergarten

What:

10Th Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational presented by Clearwater River Casino

Who:

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

Why:

The Golf Invitational raises funds for the Twin County United Way’s Kindergarten Boot Camp, a six-week, 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 17, 2016

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, TCUW, sskinner@tcuw.org, cell 208.305.1379

www.tcuw.org, Instagram: @TCUW, Twitter: TwinCountyUW, or find on Facebook at facebook.com/TwinCountyUW

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TwinCountyUnitedWay-logoMay 6, 2016

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 celebrates 20th Anniversary of Day of Caring
Record number of volunteers will provide service to local nonprofits

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY – More than 290 volunteers are participating in the Twin County United Way’s 20th Annual Day of Caring, which kicked off this morning. With participants wearing neon blue ArtBeat T-shirts, the Lewiston Community Center looked like a sea of volunteers.

Employees from the Day of CaringÂ’s presenting sponsor Regence BlueShield of Idaho are one of the 20 teams of volunteers from local businesses and community groups that will provide a half-day of volunteer service to 17 local nonprofits for more than 29 projects. Collectively, the Day of Caring volunteers will provide more than 1,000 hours of service today.

Day of Caring allows volunteers to see first-hand the work local nonprofits do every day.  It’s a few hours of service that is intended to provide a connection that promotes volunteerism throughout the year.  Claudia Jones, President of the Board for Valley Meals on Wheel said, “a few of our regular drivers started out as Day of Caring volunteers.”  Volunteers from P1FCU, a Day of Caring sponsor, will be making greeting cards and delivering them with the meals to homebound seniors today.

Volunteers are participating in a range of projects, but the majority of projects are landscaping, painting and cleaning – something nonprofits regularly need, but often don’t have staff time to complete.  After projects are finished, volunteers will return to the Community Center for a thank-you lunch with pizza provided by Fazzari’s and drinks from Idaho Beverages.

Nonprofits are invited to post volunteer opportunities throughout the year on VolunteerUnited.org, a United Way volunteer resource website sponsored by Serve Idaho.

 

Photos and videos of the dayÂ’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:

 

Avista

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Clarkston School District

Clearwater Paper

Clearwater Power Company

Coldwell Banker Tomlinson

Coleman Oil

Idaho Forest Group

Inland Cellular

Leadership LC Valley (a Lewis Clark Valley

Chamber group)

Lewis-Clark State College Volleyball Team

Nez Perce County Farm Service Agency and

Northwest Farm Credit Services

P1FCU

Public Consulting Group

Red Lion Hotel Lewiston

Regence BlueShield of Idaho

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Tri-State Memorial Hospital

Twin County United Way WomenÂ’s

Leadership Council

Vista Outdoor

 

 

Day of Caring Nonprofits:

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark

Valley (Lapwai, Lewiston and Clarkston)

Homes of Hope

Interlink

Jackson Baldwin Falls, a ChildrenÂ’s

Memorial

LC Partners Habitat for Hmanity

Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program

Lewiston City Library

Northwest ChildrenÂ’s Home

Quality Behavioral Health

ROC Rescue Mission

Salvation Army

The Idaho Foodbank

Trinity Baptist Church

Twin County United Way

Valley Meals on Wheels

WA-ID Volunteer Center

YWCA

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About the Twin County United Way

The United Way was established in Lewiston in 1950 and became the Twin County United Way (TCUW) in 1973. TCUW’s mission is to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. TCUW focuses on advancing education, health and income in the community. It works to secure resources to provide funding and support for local nonprofit agencies working to address community needs and solve underlying issues. For more information, visit www.tcuw.org.

 

TwinCountyUnitedWay-logoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, Apr. 28, 2016

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 Honors Supporters, Announces 2016-18 Grant Recipients

27 nonprofits were awarded two-year grants

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY – The Twin County United Way held its annual banquet today at the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston.  The Annual Banquet, sponsored by P1FCU, celebrated the outcomes of the annual campaign, local businesses and individuals who help raise funds for Twin County United Way and announced local nonprofit programs that will benefit from the contributions.

Clearwater Paper, P1FCU and Lindsay Creek Vineyards were honored with Spirit of Caring Awards, which recognize businesses that support the Twin County United Way in an outstanding way. Lori Bierhaus, from Clearwater Paper, received the Volunteer of the Year award.  Lori has received this designation for two years in a row.

Four United Way board members were recognized for their volunteer service to the Twin County United Way.  Scott Baldwin, of Stifel, was honored for 15 years of service and Bert Sahlberg, from Lewis-Clark State College, for 10 years of service. Charity Rapier, from Clearwater Paper, was named Board Member of the Year and Travis Myklebust, Lewiston Fire Department Chief, was named Rookie Board Member of the Year. Myklebust joined the board last Sept.

 

Thanks and recognition was also given to the 2015 Honorary Campaign Chairs, the McIntosh family, which includes Doug and Brenda McIntosh and Art and Michelle McIntosh, of Lindsay Creek Vineyards and Harvest Ridge Organics.  Recognition was also given to the Twin County United Way board campaign chairs, Michelle King, from WideOrbit, and Janis Forsmann, from Clearwater Paper, and 21 loaned executives and the businesses who “loan” the Twin County these executives to help promote the United Way during the annual campaign.

 

The Twin County United Way focuses on advancing education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality of life. The Twin County United Way considers nonprofit programs working locally in these three areas for Community Fund grants. The following nonprofits were awarded two-year grants:

 

  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Asotin County Food Bank
  • Boy Scouts of America, Inland Northwest Council
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley
  • Community Action Partnership
  • Families Together
  • Family Promise of the Lewis Clark Valley
  • Friends of the Lewiston City Library
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
  • Homes of Hope
  • Idaho Legal Aid Services
  • Interlink
  • LC Partners Habitat for Humanity
  • Lewis Clark Special Olympics
  • Lewis Clark Valley YoungLife
  • Quality Behavioral Health
  • Royal Family KIDS Camp
  • Second Judicial District CASA Program
  • Snake River Community Clinic
  • Southeast Washington Aging & Long-Term Care
  • The Idaho Foodbank
  • The Learning Club
  • Twin River Special Olympics
  • Valley Meals on Wheels
  • WA-ID Volunteer Center
  • Willow Center for Grieving Children
  • YWCA of Lewiston Clarkston

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About the Twin County United Way

The United Way was established in Lewiston in 1950 and became the Twin County United Way in 1973. Its mission is to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The TCUW focuses on advancing education, health and income. For more information, visit www.tcuw.org.

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