High Point United Way distributes $4.2 million
United Way of Greater High Point is distributing $4.2 million to nonprofits for the fiscal year that began July 1.
Using funds from annual campaign last fall, when it raised a record-high $5 million, exceeding its goal of nearly $4.93 million, United Way will award $3 million to 68 health and human service programs at 28 local partner agencies.
United Way also awarded seven venture grants totaling $23,600 for innovative programs to agencies not traditionally funded through United Way. Only one of those grants was awarded to an agency traditionally funded by United Way.
The campaign included $240,690 raised from local companies such as Bank of America and Aetna that run national campaigns. Those dollars were pledged and will be paid directly to charities through a third-party vendor the companies hired to handle payments for their United Way campaigns.
United Way donors designated another $327,615 to organizations outside High Point, mainly to local United Ways in Greensboro and in Davidson, Randolph and Forsyth counties.
United Way also generated $32,500 from the Wyndham golf tournament to benefit its BackPack feeding program, which provides weekend meals to nearly 1,000 children, and $20,000 from Wells Fargo through a special grant to support the Center for Working Families at Guilford Technical Community College.
Including funds from the Wyndham, United Way will spend $136,201 on its BackPack feeding program.
In addition to funding for agencies, United Way has allocated $15,435 to continue to provide the region with 2-1-1 information and referrals about health and human services.
It also has set aside $252,182 to cover “uncollectible” pledges as a result of job loss or change.
Salvation Army opens emergency utility assistance center
The Salvation Army of High Point has partnered with The Salvation Army of Greensboro to open a new emergency utility assistance center in High Point.
Pending government funding approval, clients will be able to get available emergency utility assistance, food, rent and clothing services at the Center, which is located at 301 West Green Drive.
An office, which opened last year on Eastchester Drive and later moved to Phillips Avenue, now is closed.
SECU Family House serves 20,000th guest
SECU Family House in Winston-Salem, served its 20,000th guest on July 1.
The 45-bedroom facility, which opened in 2011, has provided lodging for patients and caregivers traveling to Winston-Salem for medical care from 89 North Carolina counties and 37 states.
Second Harvest Food Bank benefits from event
Second Harvest Food Bank in Winston-Salem will be providing 77,000 meals to people in need as a result of Matt’s 10K Run to Fight Hunger on July 2.
Hosting the sixth annual event were Got You Floored in partnership with Fleet Feet Sports and Piedmont Triad Apartment Association.
Fellowship Hall to hold golf event
Fellowship Hall, a 100‐bed center in Greensboro for alcohol and drug treatment, will hold its 15th Annual E. Raymond Alexander Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament on August 5 at Bryan Park’s Players Course.
Cone Health Cancer Center getting blankets
Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society delivered 60 blankets to Cone Health Cancer Center at Wesley Long Hospital for cancer patients and their families.
Legal advocates and pro bono volunteers honored
Advocates and pro bono volunteers for Legal Aid of North Carolina were honored by the North Carolina Bar Association at its pro bono awards ceremony on June 24 in Charlotte.
Kelly Clarke, supervising attorney of the Fair Housing Project at Legal Aid received the 2016 Deborah Greenblatt Outstanding Legal Services Attorney Award.
Lee Crouch, a partner in the law firm of Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed in Wilmington received the William L. Thorp Pro Bono Award.
Also receiving awards for their work with Legal Aid were Rachel M. Blunk; Everett Gaskins Hancock; McGuire Woods; and Legal Aid Ambassadors at the School of Law at North Carolina Central University.
Hand joins Winston-Salem Foundation Committee
Raymond I. Hand, senior vice president and sales and service director for BB&T Private Advisors, has joined The Winston-Salem Foundation Committee, the main governing body for The Winston-Salem Foundation.
Goodwill CEO receives award
Art Gibel, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem has received the 2016 Kenneth K. King Outstanding Management Award for Executive Excellence from Goodwill Industries International.