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United Way

Charity return to the charitable

Mira Gillam has donated to the United Way for 20 years. She never thought she’d see any of those dollars come back to her until she became sick this past summer. (December 24, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)

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    Feds send more funds for food, shelter

    An additional $19,577 has been given to the United Way for shelters or emergency food situations. Applications are being taken now for programs that could benefit from the funds. (December 13, 2012, Page 3)

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      Agencies aim to improve reading

      Lafayette County Literacy Council and United Way have teamed up for an effort to get all students on track for reading proficiently by third-grade. (December 13, 2012, Page 1, 10)

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        Trying to solve homelessness

        When Doors of Hope opened its doors in the summer of 2011, organizers had hoped to help at least two families in its first year. A year later, three clients have successfully managed the rigorous four-month program and the members of one family are in the process of changing their lives. (September 24, 2012, Page 1, 5)

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          Storm recovery efforts continue

          The newly formed LOU Recovery Organization worked on bylaws and policies and procedures during its quarterly meeting Thursday at the Oxford-University Methodist Church. (October 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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            United Way gears up for fall campaign

            United Way is hoping to raise $500,000 next year after successfully raising $422,000 last year. The organization provided information at a kick off campaign event on Wednesday. (September 15, 2011, Page 1)

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              Food, shelter funds down

              Lafayette County has been awarded $18,091 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. (July 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Shaw named Citizen of the Year

                The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Tuesday night at the Oxford Conference Center. For their service to the LOU community, Dr. Jean Shaw was recognized as Citizen of the Year and Lynn Wells was presented the Outstanding Service Award. (June 8, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Julie H. Walton writes to tell citizens that they could be hearing from United Way representatives in the future asking for assistance with a community-wide drive to help in areas of critical need. (October 18, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Financial issues head list of concerns

                    Members of the United Way Transition Income Committee have been trying to find ideas to help the financially needy in the L-O-U community in other ways than just being a Band-Aid.

                    Financial literacy is high on the list of areas the committee is looking at trying to promote. Al Hope, committee leader and human resource director for the city of Oxford wants to see more communication with residents on what services are available. (August 24, 2010, Page 1)

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