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First Citizens National Bank in Dyersburg closely identifies with UWWT's mission of creating opportunities that better life for every person in one's community. Here, Senior Vice President & Human Resources Officer, Kerrie Heckethorn, elaborates on how she and her colleagues make a difference through United Way.

Learn why Milan Mustard Seed's Executive Director, Patricia Ward, believes that United Way serves as the backbone of her organization's existence.

Versie Hamlett, former board member and current Director of Schools for Fayette County, has seen UWWT's impact come full circle for both parents and their children.

Robin Bowman, Quality Assurance Engineer at Bobrick Washroom Equipment and Chair of the United Way committee believes his donations are a great way to show kindness toward the community.

Director of Matthew 25:40, Melissa Brubaker, shares her passion for what she does and how United Way's efforts increase their productivity and effectiveness.

Volunteering can be just as important as financial giving. Learn why Gemtraius Bell, long-time United Way volunteer and supervisor at Teknor Apex, believes that United Way is the ideal place to make a difference in one's community.

Little did Betty Baker know that her versatile experience acquired over the years would prepare her for her role and ministry as director of WE CARE in Weakley County. Learn more about her story and our partnership with this organization.

Mayor Jill Holland of McKenzie, Tennessee shares the value of choosing who to financially support when you give to United Way and the positive impact this has on her community.

One of United Way's partner agencies, Girl Scouts Heart of the South, has provided so many opportunities for Emily Steen. Throughout her eleven-year journey as a Girl Scout, Emily has learned valuable lessons about leadership and service.

Learn about Henderson County CASA's partnership with United Way has given Linda Lipscomb opportunities to serve some of the children in her community as a CASA advocate.

"I love volunteering and giving my time; I would not still be volunteering if I did not truly believe in what United Way does." - Dr. Charley Deal, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement for the University of Tennessee at Martin

Our Impact This Year

  • Agency Partners

    56

  • Programs Funded

    73

  • 2020-2021 Dollars Raised

    $856,140

  • People Helped

    70,919

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