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Warming shelter beds
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 11:50am
MORGANTOWN – As the chill of winter sets in, several organizations and individuals have come together to manage and operate a cold weather shelter. The Monongalia County warming shelter opened for the season Thursday, Dec. 1, at Hazel’s House of Hope in Morgantown. It will be open until March 31, 2023, for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The goal of the shelter is to provide a gap in vital services by keeping those who are unsheltered safe…
Wed, 09/14/2022 - 3:00pm
MORGANTOWN – Friday morning began with lots of waves and plentiful cheers from staff, board members and advocates of the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties. The United Way kicked off its 2023 Campaign in style with a Honk and Wave hour for the morning commute in Morgantown and Kingwood. The 85th Annual Campaign for the United Way of Mon and Preston Counties is now officially underway. The goal for this fall’s campaign is $1.3 million…
WVU coaches wives and United Way representatives
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 2:28pm
MORGANTOWN – Four West Virginia University coaches’ wives are ready to Change the Game for the community this fall by serving as the 2023 United Way Campaign Co-Chairs. Brooke Brown, Amanda Mazey, Kate Covich and Lindsay Hammond were introduced as campaign co-chairs during this year’s United Way Community Leaders’ Breakfast, which was held Friday, Aug. 19, at Mon Health Conference Center. The United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties’ annual…
Fri, 02/18/2022 - 2:36pm
United Way raises $1,266,711 during campaign; organization's total community impact is more than $2 million MORGANTOWN – The United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties officially announced Friday, Feb. 18, that it had surpassed its 2022 Campaign goal, raising a total of $1,266,711 or 105% of its goal. The announcement was made in a press conference Friday morning at Steptoe & Johnson in Morgantown. During the live press conference, United…
Jacqueline's owner Tom Licciardi donates a check to the United Way
Tue, 01/11/2022 - 9:30am
Jacqueline's Fine Jewelry owner Tom Licciardi presents a check to 2022 United Way Campaign Chair Tammie Alexander and United Way Director of Development Macall Speaker. MORGANTOWN – Thanks to a recent promotion, the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties received a check from Jacqueline’s Fine Jewelry for $2,630 to go toward the nonprofit’s 2022 Campaign. United Way’s Director of Development Macall Speaker and 2022 Campaign Chair…
Mon, 11/01/2021 - 2:38pm
MORGANTOWN – As temperatures begin to drop and the crispness of fall turns into full-blown winter, many people are shifting their wardrobes to sweaters, heavy socks, gloves and warm coats. But what if you didn’t have that option? That’s the case for many families in Monongalia and Preston counties and is also the reason the Warm Hands Warm Hearts Community Outerwear Drive exists. From now through Jan. 15, 2022, the United Way of Mon and Preston…
Fri, 10/22/2021 - 3:09pm
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –  If you wake up and think you see that a Dolly Parton party has taken place in your yard, you’re not dreaming. You’ve been “Parton’ed.” Women United, an affinity group of the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties, is bringing the iconic celebrity to yards throughout Monongalia County to raise awareness of our local Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL). DPIL provides free books to more than 2,230 area children.…
Thu, 10/21/2021 - 5:05pm
MORGANTOWN – The United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties is continuing to climb and move mountains! The organization has reached 44% of its goal. During the 2022 Campaign Mid-Way Report held Thursday afternoon, Oct. 21, at Gritstone Climbing + Fitness and sponsored by J.S. Walker Associates Realtors, the United Way reported $522,520 has been raised so far. This year’s campaign goal is $1,200,000. After several companies reported mid-way…
Thu, 10/07/2021 - 3:05pm
MORGANTOWN – The 24th Annual Full Service Food Drive returns Wednesday, Oct. 20, but due to COVID-19, only monetary donations will be accepted again this year. From 7 a.m.-6 p.m. that day, the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties will collect money to purchase nonperishable food items, personal care items, and cleaning supplies. West Virginia Radio Corporation will help with the monetary drive by promoting it on the radio. Those who…
Spooky Sprint 5K Run/Walk sponsored by WVU Medicine
Thu, 10/07/2021 - 2:51pm
In-person race set for Oct. 24 at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park, virtual option available MORGANTOWN – Grab your running shoes, and get signed up for the Spooky Sprint 5K Run/Walk. While last year’s sprint was a virtual 5K, this one will be in person on Sunday, Oct. 24, at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park. There will also be a virtual option that week for those who can’t attend or prefer not to participate. Registration is now open for the Spooky Sprint 5K Run…