After-school meals, mentoring young men, a critical phone system upgrade — these are a few of the initiatives coming to various Columbus organizations thanks to United Way of Lowndes County Venture Grants totaling almost $30,000.
United Way of Lowndes County announced this morning that Renee Sanders has been hired as its new volunteer center director following Leslie Peel’s retirement in April, according to a press release.
United Way of Lowndes County and the National Association of Letter Carriers are partnering May 9 for the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger food drive that will feed millions of people.
United Way’s annual fundraiser kicks off this week.
The Lowndes County chapter of United Way is asking for volunteers to help clean up remaining debris from last month’s storm damage.
When nominations opened for the 2014 Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence — or GIVE — Awards earlier this year, Leslie Peel, director of the United Way Volunteer Columbus, was eager to seek recognition for some of the many “doers” in Lowndes County.
The Lowndes County chapter of the United Way raised more than $650,000 last year, organization officials announced at their annual meeting Tuesday.
The United Way of Lowndes County is moving forward in its search for a new executive director following the abrupt departure of Jan Ballard in early February.
One agency’s loss is another agency’s gain as Jan Ballard, executive director of United Way of Lowndes County, heads over to the Columbus Municipal School District, where she will serve as school board clerk, assisting deputy superintendent Craig Shannon and streamlining responsibilities with the administrative assistant for the office of the superintendent.
The director of a Michigan-based charity says a Columbus charity is claiming an association with her group that has never existed.
Terry Bazin, director for Angel Mission in Calumet, Mich., says the people who are running the Columbus charity have lied about their experience and affiliation with the Michigan charity.