Family Promise of Bristol offers a Hand Up, not a Hand Out

Posted by Te-Kai Shu | 18/11/14 4:41 pm | Related: blog |

BY LURAH LOWERY | BRISTOL HERALD COURIER Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series about the United Way of Bristol, the agencies it funds and the people they help. The organization is in the midst of its annual fundraising campaign. For more information, go to www.unitedwaybristol.org or call 423-968-491Read More »

Volunteering Helped Woman Deal with Loss

Posted by Te-Kai Shu | 18/11/14 11:40 am | Related: blog |

BY LURAH LOWERY | BRISTOL HERALD COURIER Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about the United Way of Bristol, the agencies it funds and the people they help. BRISTOL, Tenn. — Volunteering is a way that many people give back to their communities, but for Ruth Dobrovolc, it’s also helped her deal with gRead More »

BTES and the United Way of Bristol

Posted by Te-Kai Shu | 17/11/14 9:10 am | Related: blog |

Extra Mile program Encourages Donations

Posted by Te-Kai Shu | 10/11/14 9:05 am | Related: blog |

Photo Credit E. Neikirk BY LURAH LOWERY | BRISTOL HERALD COURIER BRISTOL, Va. — The United Way of Bristol reported Thursday that so far this year’s fundraising campaign has raised more than $700,000 — which is nearly half of the goal. The annual campaign began in August and the goal is $1.425 million. Of the tRead More »

Poverty simulation provides eye-opening experience to participants

Posted by Te-Kai Shu | 29/10/14 4:40 am | Related: blog, featured |

ALLIE ROBINSON GIBSON | BRISTOL HERALD COURIER BRISTOL, Tenn. — Rushing from agency to agency for help, trying to make the money last as long as the week, and struggling to put food on the table is an all-too-real existence for about 20 percent of the population in Bristol. About 75 city leaders got a glimpse of Read More »

Barely Making Ends Meet

Posted by Te-Kai Shu | 22/10/14 3:30 pm | Related: blog |

“If you go out into the real world, you cannot miss seeing that the poor are poor not because they are untrained or illiterate but because they cannot retain the returns of their labor. They have no control over capital, and it is the ability to control capital that gives people the power to rise out of poverty.”Read More »

Residents share personal stories of how organization helped them

Posted by Te-Kai Shu | 06/10/14 8:00 pm | Related: blog, featured |

LURAH LOWERY | BRISTOL HERALD COURIER BRISTOL, Va. — How can United Way make a difference in people’s lives? That question was answered at the 2014-15 United Way of Bristol campaign kickoff Thursday when area residents shared their personal stories of how the organization has helped them. This year’s campaignRead More »

United Way Campaign Video 2014

Posted by Te-Kai Shu | 24/09/14 2:49 pm | Related: blog, featured |

Many thanks to Richard Mink Photography, WCYB, YWCA of Bristol, Family Promise of Bristol, BTES, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mountain Empire, Bristol Speech and Hearing, CAC of Washington County and Bristol, #powerofus Read More »