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DID YOU KNOW?

Your contribution to United Way of Gordon County supports 18 agencies that work with children, families, senior citizens, animals, and the disabled population as well as supports agencies providing emergency assistance.

  • Over 58,000 people received help or services from one or more of our 17 agencies. Nearly 350 dogs were rescued by our eighteenth agency, Animal Rescue League after being abandoned.

  • 256 children who were sexually or physically abused told their stories to trained investigators in a child friendly environment, with their interviews recorded to spare them multiple questionings.

  • 380 Boy Scouts and 219 Girl Scouts were served in Gordon County.

  • 392 children received part or full scholarships allowing them to participate in various sports at the Gordon County Recreation Department.

  • 233 individuals were helped through The Bridge Program’s Homeless Initiative.

  • 1,379 individuals received disaster, health, and safety classes, Armed Forces assistance, or gave blood for the Red Cross.

  • 562 children received part or full scholarships allowing them to participate in various sports at the Calhoun Recreation Department.

  • Last year, 26, 349 individuals were served a hot meal from the VAC’s Community Kitchen and 7,023 received food bags from the VAC.

  • 2,096 children and senior citizens received assistance at Christmas from the VAC.

  • 459 children between the ages of 6-18 were served by the Boys & Girls Club last year with 159 on the waiting list.

  • 545 new referrals were made to the Gordon County Domestic Violence Outreach Office last year.

  • 1,120 parents of babies born in Gordon Hospital received a visit from First Steps, a child abuse prevention program offered by Prevent Child Abuse Gordon County, if necessary the families may continue into the Healthy Families Program until the child is 4 years of age.

1% of the funds raised, not pledged, goes to United Way Worldwide.  That 1% is paid by the Board of Director’s contribution to United Way of Gordon County.  Last year that amount was approximately $5,000.00.

Each year United Way agencies must re-apply for funding and go through an allocation panel review process. Members from the community volunteer to serve on allocation review panels that assist in recommending the amount of funding for each agency and evaluate the mission of each agency.

United Way of Gordon County hosts these main events each year: the Unity Run (1K Kids Run & 5K Run/Walk) always happens the last Tuesday in September as the Kick-off Event for the Annual Fund Raising Campaign, Mohawk Presents Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars GETS SCHOOLED in May.