United Way of East Mississippi
Our legal name is The United Way of East Mississippi. Established in Meridian, Mississippi in 1960 by local business and church leaders, our organization is now a funding source for 14 local non-profits as well as several in-house community impact programs. The mission of the United Way is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community through giving, advocating and volunteering.
The United Way of East Mississippi has been a proud sponsor of and has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program for 40 years. We are seeking a funding request in the amount of $67,690 per year for the life of this grant. The service categories that RSVP will address include: crisis intervention; disaster assistance and preparedness; assisting service organizations such as scouting; the Boys & Girls Club; local shelters; food pantries/mass feeding agencies; health/nutrition; financial empowerment programs; and other human needs. The needs in this community that our project will address are defined in these service categories, specifically in the focus areas of education, income, and health.
Our research methodology will be based on 2010 Census data and the sharing of information gleaned by collaboration with United Way's 14 Community Partners. The anticipated measurable outcome for this project is to provide 30,000 documented hours of community service per year by approximately 225 senior volunteers.