Mayor Lloyd Winnecke Participates in Git Up United Challenge

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke Participates in Git Up United Challenge

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  Earlier this week the Evansville Police Department participated in the “Git Up United Challenge”. The challenge became an instant social media sensation. On Friday, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke answered EPD’s call and shared his response on Facebook. Watch the video here:https://44news.wevv.com/mayor-lloyd-winnecke-participates-in-git-up-united-challenge/
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EPD shares ‘Git Up Challenge’ video

EPD shares ‘Git Up Challenge’ video

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – On Wednesday, the Evansville Police Department shared a video of Officer Phil Smith taking part in “The Git Up UNITED Challenge.” Watch the video here: https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/local-news/epd-shares-git-up-challenge-video/
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United Way to conduct Community Listening Sessions

United Way to conduct Community Listening Sessions

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by: Jim Alexander Posted: Jul 10, 2019 / 08:46 AM UTC/ Updated: Jul 10, 2019 / 09:54 AM UTC   Evansville, Ind. (WEHT) — The United Way of Southwestern Indiana is conducting a series of stakeholder listening sessions to help the organization understand, prioritize and respond to community issues as it implements a three-year strategic plan. Attendees are encouraged to share thoughts, aspirations, concerns and ideas on how to strengthen our community. Here is a list of session dates, times and locations: Wednesday, July 10 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Evansville Vanderburgh Public – East Branch, Auditorium840 East Chandler Avenue, Evansville 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, Central – Browning Room A200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Evansville Thursday, July 11 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.Ivy Tech Community…
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New interactive trail at Mickey’s Kingdom

New interactive trail at Mickey’s Kingdom

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May 15, 2019 at 5:12 PM CDT - Updated May 15 at 6:35 PM EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A new interactive trail is ready to welcome children in Evansville. United Way introduced a new “Born Learning Trial” at Mickey’s Kingdom. The trail is a series of 10 states offering a fun and active way to learn to kids and families. There is one other trail like it in Evansville at the Deacones Sports Park. Funds for the new trail were raised by the “Young Leaders United” Group. Copyright 2019 WFIE. All rights reserved. FULL STORY!
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DENIM DAY

DENIM DAY

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We're proud to support #DenimDay tomorrow, April 24. Our staff will be wearing jeans to raise awareness about sexual assault. Please join us! #UWDenimDay #UnitedWeFight #UnitedWeWinFor info about Denim Day, visit: http://denimdayinfo.org/about/ 18:31 AM - Apr 23, 2019 https://wkdq.com/denim-day-for-sexual-assault-awareness-is-april-24/?trackback=fbshare_mobile&fbclid=IwAR2TY99p_sXX4y_m4QElkxtkqSkvYh8WXChg7R9v9qHPcldp5Pfo8Qn8kL0
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United Way Awards Impact Grant to two non-profit organizations

United Way Awards Impact Grant to two non-profit organizations

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The United Way of Southwestern Indiana has awarded impact grants to two area non-profit organizations. New Hope Community Development Corporation – Bridge Builders Transportation Program received an impact grant. The Bridge Builders Transportation Program is designed to prevent the lack of transportation from being an obstacle for residents seeking full-time employment. It provides round-trip transportation to higher paying employers, where METS buses don’t go. Catholic Charities - Handy Helpers Home Repair Training Program has also received an impact grant. Handy Helpers Home Repair Training Program is designed to give employees work and life skills to enable them to maintain stable and self-sustaining employment. The Impact Grant was created in 2017 as a way for United Way to broaden its reach in the community and provide funding for new programs. The…
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Get Smart About Your Credit

Get Smart About Your Credit

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Mayor Lloyd Winnewcke announced the “Get Smart About Your Credit” workshop on Thursday. It will allow the community to learn from certified financial instructors the basics of credit, and how to improve your credit score. See Full Story
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Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not.

Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not.

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U.S. unemployment is down and jobs are going unfilled. But for people without much education, the real question is: Do those jobs pay enough to live on? Vanessa Solivan and her three children fled their last place in June 2015, after a young man was shot and killed around the corner. They found a floor to sleep on in Vanessa’s parents’ home on North Clinton Avenue in East Trenton. It wasn’t a safer neighborhood, but it was a known one. Vanessa took only what she could cram into her station wagon, a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica, letting the bed bugs have the rest. FULL STORY
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Record turnout for United Way’s annual Day of Caring

Record turnout for United Way’s annual Day of Caring

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After a hard day's work, the United Way's 25th annual Day of Caring is complete. Many businesses lended their employees for this one day, to volunteer at non-profits across Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer counties. Like a big hug, volunteers wrapped the community in love, as a record-breaking 1,243 people fanned out to pitch in at over sixty non-profits in the Tri-State. FULL STORY
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Breakfast kicks off United Way’s Day of Caring

Breakfast kicks off United Way’s Day of Caring

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The United Way's Day of Caring kicked off with a breakfast at Old National Events Plaza. Eyewitness News' Shelley Kirk had the honor of emceeing the event that brought together hundreds of volunteers from surrounding counties. University of Evansville men's basketball coach and keynote speaker Walter McCarty said their work is felt far beyond Friday. FULL STORY
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‘United we fight, united we win!’ Volunteers get to work on United Way Day of Caring

‘United we fight, united we win!’ Volunteers get to work on United Way Day of Caring

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A massive volunteer force, 1,243 people to be exact, set out to make a difference Friday. They pulled weeds, mulched, scrubbed toys, cleaned kitchens, sorted clothes, painted, fixed stuff and did whatever else needed to be done at nonprofit agencies in Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer counties as part of the United Way of Southwestern Indiana's 25th Day of Caring. Full Story
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Amy Canterbury – August 15th, 2018

Amy Canterbury – August 15th, 2018

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On September 7th, United Way will celebrate its 25th Annual Day of Caring. On that day, we will bring together more than one thousand volunteers, who will lend a hand to 50 local nonprofit organizations in Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer Counties, by helping with projects both inside and outdoors. FULL STORY
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