Most United Way Partners Receive Increases In Funding

Most United Way partners receive increases in funding

Two-thirds of the community partners of United Way of Horry County received an increase in their United Way funding following a goal-making fundraising campaign for the second year in a row. Last month, the United Way board approved funding – termed partner investments to reflect a new paradigm for United Way organizations nationwide – for 36 nonprofits that provide a wide range of services to thousands of Horry County residents. The 2017 allocations total $795,100. The United Way also pays $30,000 annually for 2-1-1 telephone service, which in 2015 handled a total of 128,547 Horry County calls. “Thanks to this generous community and our campaign volunteers, approximately two-thirds of these partners received an increase,” says Genie R. Sherard, president of the United Way. “Specifically, 24 of the total 36 partners for 2017 were either increased (22) or are new (2).” One of the new partners is First Steps, a reading…

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Loris Civitan Club Hosts MB Civitans, Guest Speaker Jenkins

Loris Civitan Club hosts MB Civitans, guest speaker Jenkins

The city of Loris’ longest running civic organization, the Loris Civitan Club, has always been a hospitable group, and its June 28 regular meeting was no exception. The club, closing in on its 78th year of service to the Loris community, meet at Backyard BBQ at 5107 Main St. every second and fourth Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. The club hosted Myrtle Beach Civitan members and guest speaker Kathy Jenkins, Executive Director of New Directions of Myrtle Beach. Civitan president Billy Jordan welcomed everyone and introduced officers and members of the Myrtle Beach Civitan Club and the guest speaker. Following the reciting of the Civitan Creed, the group enjoyed a meal and fellowship followed by Jenkins’ informative message about what New Directions is all about and whom they serve. Jenkins explained that New Directions operates four shelters under one umbrella: New Directions for Men (formerly Street Reach); New Directions for…

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