Realtors donate to United Way

Greater Valdosta Way was presented with a $1,500 check to help with the current COVID-19 situation. The check was presented by The Valdosta Board of Realtors, since United Way and it’s partner agencies are working tirelessly to help the community. Without community partners such as the Valdosta Board of Realtors, United Way wouldn’t be able […]

Valdosta Rotary Club donates to local United Way COVID-19 relief

“Service Above Self” is Rotary International’s motto, and the Rotary Club of Valdosta upheld it by donating $5,000 to the Greater Valdosta United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund. The support given by Rotary will significantly help agencies and individuals that are struggling through these difficult times. The GVUW is using the COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide […]

Spring 2020 Neighbors Helping Neighbors

If you have not heard, 2019 was a big year for Greater Valdosta United Way. For starters we purchased a new forever home at 1609 N. Patterson St. The purchase of the new office was made possible through a donation left by Mr. Bruce Williams. Mr. Williams was a life long supporter of the United […]

United Way, Jimmy Johns Partner for FeedWith5

FeedWith5 is a partnership between Jimmy John’s Valdosta, Relish, Just Love Coffee Cafe, Big Nick’s on Baytree, Jessie’s Restaurant and Catering, and Greater Valdosta United Way that will allow purchasing of food items via a text-to-give method. The initiatives will provide funding for the restaurants, while giving meals to healthcare workers and local agencies. The […]

Organizations Stepping Up to Serve Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Everyone is experiencing some big changes due to the coronavirus pandemic. One of those changes are the way that the community is giving back. Many nonprofit organizations are finding new ways to serve others impacted by COVID-19 and below are just a few groups that have set up relief efforts in response to the health […]

$30k Given to Agencies Impacted by COVID-19

In Lowndes County, six nonprofit agencies saw an additional $30,000 in their funding this week thanks to the partnership of Georgia Power and the Greater Valdosta United Way. The United Way exceeded its campaign goal recently, so the nonprofits benefited even more through the cooperation. As the COVID-19 virus spreads continuously through the local area, […]

United Way Dedicates New Center

Greater Valdosta United Way held a dedication ceremony for its new Brantley & Barbara Jenkins Community Center building at 1609 N. Patterson St. It has been renovated to be a teaching space for financial education and as a meeting place for local nonprofits to use at no cost. The Jenkinses have been long time supporters […]

Stay Healthy (COVID-19)

Hand washing Household Prepare Business      COVID-19 Health Safety During the outbreak of COVID-19, the most important things to public health is being prepared and knowing what information is true about the virus that can best help protect everyone. Being knowledgeable about the “Corona Virus” is the best way to take care of yourself […]

Living United: Community Partner Raises Thousands

The United Way’s 2020 goal of $750.000 has been surpassed by 105%, reaching an estimate of $790.000. They had received about 97% of it’s financial support from individual and business donors. The United Way now benefits 20 nonprofits, including a few more as well. The money is not given in a lump sum, but rather […]

Michael Smith named to State Commission

The executive director of “The Greater Valdosta United Way”, Michael Smith. Was appointed to the state role Wednesday in the governor’s office at the State Capitol. His leadership of United Way, led to the decision of him being chosen with eight others. Smith has more than 14 years of community involvement and serves on multiple […]