Thursday, Apr. 28, 2016


Samantha Skinner

Executive Director, Twin County United Way

Cell: (208) 305-1379, e-mail:

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


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




Mar. 9, 2016

For immediate release:


Come to Waffles n’ More Thursday evening, Mar. 24 and enjoy “Breakfast for Dinner”

Twin County United Way WomenÂ’s Leadership Council fundraiser to support kindergarten readiness in the LC Valley


Breakfast for Dinner fundraiser. Waffles n’ More’s “Half the Farm” breakfast.  Breakfast includes a scrambled egg, bacon, hash browns, toast, half a waffle and a coffee or soda.

Tickets are $10 each and available at the Twin County United Way office (208) 743-6594, Waffles n’ More or from any Women’s Leadership Council member. Tickets will also be available at the door and “to go” orders will also be accepted.


Twin County United Way Women’s Leadership Council.  Thank you to event sponsors: Waffles n’ More, Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Printcraft Printing and Cover Me Tees.


To raise funds to support Twin County United WayÂ’s kindergarten boot camps and other kindergarten readiness efforts in the LC Valley.

Who should attend:

Everyone who likes breakfast for dinner, anyone who likes bacon, anyone looking for an excuse not to cook dinner on March 24 and those who support kindergarten readiness in our community.


Thursday, Mar. 24 between 5 to 8 p.m.


Waffles n’ More, 1421 Main St., Lewiston, Idaho

Media contact:

Sam Skinner, executive director, Twin County United Way,, (208) 305-1379 cell, (208) 743-6594 office

Charity Rapier, chair, WomenÂ’s Leadership Council,, (208) 413-4822 cell, (208) 799-1295 office

More information on WomenÂ’s Leadership Council (Twin County United Way) facebook page.




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Community members and Twin County United Way friends are invited to Lindsay Creek Vineyards on Friday, Nov. 20  to sip a little wine, swing to big band music and provide support for the Twin County United Way.   The “Sip, Swing and Support for our Community” event will feature live music by “The Swing Notes” from 7 to 9 p.m. followed by DJ music by Greg Craber from 9 to 11 p.m.

Enjoy a casual evening of light hors d’oeurves, wine (or beer) and dancing hosted by the 2015 Twin County United Way Honorary Chairs, the McIntosh Family.  Brenda and Doug McIntosh and Art and Michelle McIntosh are the owners of Lindsay Creek Vineyards.

Tickets are $25 each until Monday, Nov. 16 and then $35 after and at the door. Guests are required to be 21 years of age or older to attend and the ticket includes one drink ticket. Ticket can be purchased online at or by calling the Twin County United Way office at (208) 743-6594.








Sept. 9, 2015

Contact: Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way

Cell: (208) 305-1379, E-mail:

Twin County United Way office: (208) 743-6594


Twin County United Way Announces 2015 Honorary Campaign Chairs

The McIntosh family to help United Way raise $900,000

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY – The Twin County United Way is sponsoring the monthly Lewis Clark Chamber of Commerce lunch today, Sept. 9, to kick off its 2015 fall giving campaign.

The United Way is about people helping people and making a positive impact across the entire community.  The annual campaign does just that: coordinates a collective effort of many to do the most good for the LC Valley. Each year, through individual and corporate donations and workplace giving programs, the annual Twin County United Way campaign raises funds to support nonprofits and local programs that are working to make our community better.

“We fund programs that advance education, income and health, which we feel are the building blocks for a good quality of life,” said Twin County board president, Tim Barker.  “We’ve seen a steady increase in giving over the past several years,” said Barker. “Still, every year, the needs seem to be greater than the resources.  Each year, worthy programs – administered by worthy nonprofits – go un- or under-funded.” Last year, the campaign raised $771,896 and this year – to fund even more needs in the community – the goal has been set at $900,000.

To help achieve this goal, the Twin County United Way has recruited the support of the McIntosh family to serve as the 2015 Honorary Campaign Chairs.  Doug and Brenda McIntosh and Art and Michelle McIntosh are life-long area residents. The families are fourth generation farmers and jointly own Harvest Ridge Organics and Lindsay Creek Vineyards.Desk Card

The family is looking forward to doing what they can to bring awareness about the campaign and encourage others to join them in supporting the United Way. Art and Doug shared the United Way was something their father strongly believed in supporting.  Doug shared, “He’d say in a good year or a bad year, write a check to the United Way.”  Brenda added, “We’ve continued to support the United Way because they address such critical needs in our community. It’s a way to help make our communities healthier.  And, giving to the United Way ensures that our donation is going where it is needed the most.”

United Way executive director Samantha (Sam) Skinner shared today, “The McIntosh family, our board of directors, Corporate Champions, staff and supporters have helped set us up for a successful campaign. Now, we are relying on thousands of our neighbors, coworkers, businesses and friends to help us achieve our goal. It is about each of us doing what we can to make a difference and every gift is appreciated.”

Individuals and businesses interested in participating in the campaign are invited to contact the Twin County United Way office at (208) 743-6594 or via e-mail at

2015 Corporate Champions

Corporate Champions are local businesses that have agreed to help cover the administrative costs of the Twin County United Way.  This helps ensure that more of each donor’s dollar goes directly to programs and services.  Corporate Champions include:

  • Avista
  • Blue Ribbon Linen Supply
  • DA Davidson
  • Clearwater Paper
  • Coleman Oil
  • Ida-Vend Broadcasting
  • Idaho Beverages
  • Idaho Truck Sales
  • Joe Hall Ford
  • Lewiston Tribune
  • P1FCU
  • Public Consulting Group
  • St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
  • Tri-State Memorial Hospital


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 of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The TCUW focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas:  education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources to provide funding and support for local nonprofit agencies working to address these needs and solve underlying issues. For more information, visit



June 18, 2015



9TH Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational Tees Up to Help Children Prepare for Kindergarten

What: 9Th Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational presented by Clearwater Paper

Who: The Golf Invitational is Twin County United Way’s annual golf tournament which raises funds for the United Way’s Children’s Project.  In addition to the presenting sponsor Clearwater Paper, sponsors include Red Lion Hotel, Inland Cellular, P1FCU, Regence BlueShield of Idaho, JEDA Media Group, Idaho Beverages, Clearwater River Casino, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Excel Transport and additional tee sponsors.   

Why: The Golf Invitational raises funds for the Children’s Project.  The Twin County United Way’s Children’s Project is 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 19, 2015 | 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 |, cell 208.305.1379, Instagram: @TCUW, Twitter: TUnitedWay, or find on Facebook at Twin County United Way