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United Way of Greater Chattanooga Serves Record Number of Community Members

by | Featured, Impact, News, Press Release

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (November 7, 2023) — In a year of extraordinary community collaboration, United Way of Greater Chattanooga is proud to have served a record number of individuals while fulfilling their mission of “uniting people and resources to build a stronger, healthier community”. Each year, United Way of Greater Chattanooga releases a review of the work done alongside volunteers and partners to serve neighbors across the region. Key insights from this year’s Annual Impact Report include:  

  • Answered 62,790 calls through the free and confidential 211 helpline  
  • Funded 62 nonprofits with $4.4 million through the community investments grants process 
  • Provided direct financial emergency assistance to 805 neighbors through the Bridge Fund 
  • Connected 1,035 volunteers to nonprofit projects through the ihelpchattanooga platform 

“We are deeply grateful to look back on an amazing year of service and powerful partnerships,” says CEO of United Way of Greater Chattanooga, Lesley Scearce. “Seeing the collective impact we’ve made encourages our leadership and helps us see the future of our mission clearer than ever before.” 

As United Way of Greater Chattanooga plans for next year, the organization is committed to building a more family-friendly community for all through a two-generation approach. 

“When families thrive, communities thrive. This simple fact is our north star – our guiding light as we continue to serve our community,” says Scearce. “Together, we can build a family-friendly community where every child has the opportunity to dream of a brighter future.” 

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga annual Impact Report can be found at www.unitedwaycha.org/impactreport 

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About United Way of Greater Chattanooga 

At United Way of Greater Chattanooga, we envision a community where all people achieve their full human potential through education, stability, and health & well-being. Our mission is to unite people and resources in building a stronger, healthier community. Together, we drive measurable, lasting impact for our community. None of us can do it alone. UNITED, we can. For more information, visit our website www.unitedwaycha.org.