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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.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, June 30, 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 Honors Supporters, Announces 2017-2019 Board Officers at Annual Banquet

Nonprofit partners will receive $445,550 in Community Fund grants

LEWISTON – The Twin County United Way held its annual banquet on Wednesday at the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston.  The breakfast event, presented by P1FCU, recognized businesses, individuals and organizations that support the Twin County United Way and its nonprofit partners.

Thirty-one local nonprofit programs will receive $445,550 during the second year of two-year Community Fund grants. This is up slightly from last yearÂ’s $443,468 which was disbursed between July 2016 and June 2017. Community Funds are raised during campaign to support education, income and health and grants are awarded nonprofits for programs working to meet needs and address community needs in these areas.

Thanks and recognition was given to the 2016 campaign chairs – Janis Forsmann, from Clearwater Paper, and Cathy Jo Witters, from Stonebraker McQuary – and local loaned executives and the businesses who “loan” the Twin County these executives to help promote the United Way during its annual campaign.

P1FCU, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Regence BlueShield of Idaho and FazzariÂ’s Finest were honored with Spirit of Caring Awards, which recognize businesses that support the Twin County United Way in an outstanding way. Janis Van Hook received the Volunteer of the Year award.

Twin County United Way board members Bev Kloepfer, Tony Mastroberardino and Janis Forsmann were all recognized for 10 years of board service.  Additionally, Forsmann and Susan Colburn were honored with “Time, Talent and Treasure” awards for their significant, and long-time contributions of all three to the United Way.  Cathy Jo Witters was named Board Member of the Year and Travis Myklebust was named Rookie Board Member of the Year.

The event concluded with current United Way Board President, Tim Barker, passing the gavel to incoming Board President, Kim Casey and announcing the Twin County United Way officers for 2017-2019 term.  Casey, who previously held the Vice President position, will serve with Travis Myklebust as Vice-President, Troy Sandvick as Treasurer and Heather Weeks as Secretary. Barker will serve as Past President.

2016-2017 Twin County United Way partner nonprofits:

  • 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
  • Lewis-Clark Special Olympics
  • Lewis-Clark Valley YoungLife
  • Lewiston Clarkston Partners Habitat for Humanity
  • 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 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.

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