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Morgan Plans To Boost United Way Awareness – Brevard NC


February 13, 2017

Paul Morgan, a new United Way volunteer, adjusts one of United Way of Transylvania County's thermometers to show 70 percent of goal. United Way still needs $154,187 to meet its campaign goal of $510,000 for funding local nonprofit programs and other local initiatives. (Courtesy photo)

Paul Morgan, a retired journalist and retired journalism professor, has signed on to volunteer with United Way of Transylvania County. His goal is to increase awareness and understanding of local United Way programs.

Morgan plans a series of in-depth articles about the depth and breadth of United Way services in the community, in addition to stories of how United Way impacts individual neighbors.

"Like many in this community, I have long been generally aware of United Way and of the great work that it does," Morgan said. "I very much look forward to learning the specifics of how the organization is structured so that I can help all of us better understand the vital and expanding role that United Way plays in Transylvania County."

United Way of Transylvania County's fiscal year 2016-2017 campaign goal is $510,000. Campaign contributions are used to support local health and human service initiatives and to award approximately $300,000 annually to local health and human service nonprofit programs.

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) empowers people to improve their lives. Specific goals are for all residents to achieve their full academic potential, maintain a financially stable household and live a healthy lifestyle.

At the present time, UWTC funds programs that help prevent teen pregnancy, homelessness and neglect and help provide housing, adult day care, family counseling, after-school and summer youth programs, health services, financial education and counseling, and youth conflict resolution training.

UWTC programs and initiatives include the 2-1-1 information and referral service, Family wize and Coast2Coast prescription discount cards, the Tiny House Initiative for Brevard, and the TRAIN (Transylvania Resource Access and Information Network) program.

To volunteer or financially support the United Way of Transylvania County, call (828) 883-8822, visit 101 W. Jordan Street, #4 (below PNC Bank in downtown Brevard), send mail to P.O. Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, or visit


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