$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 […]

Nonprofit Leaders Inspiring Young Professionals

Participants from Valdosta’s Community Xccelerator Program, met with nonprofit leaders such as Michael Smith (Executive Director, Greater Valdosta United Way), Claire Walton (Executive Director, Girls On The Run South Georgia), and special guest Bill Holt (Vice President of Operations, Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta). To learn what it takes to be successful at running […]

Chamber Welcomes New Ambassadors

An ambassador’s job is to be a representative and a surrogate, which define the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors. They are very recognizable, always sporting their green blazers as a sign of prosperity for the business community. They also attend almost every chamber event, recently attending an awards ceremony reflecting the fourth quarter of […]

Press Release: 80% of 2020 Goal

January 17, 2020, VALDOSTA, GA. The Greater Valdosta United Way’s 2020 annual campaign is in full swing. The organization announced that 80 percent of the money has been raised to meet its goal of $750,000. “We have been extremely fortunate to have corporate partners like SGMC,” explained Michael Smith, Executive Director of GVUW. “Their annual […]

United Way reaches 80% of their goal

Greater Valdosta United Way has announced that 80% of the money has been raised to meet the $750,000 goal, which will support the CBC Bank financial assistance program. As well as the United Way’s human service programs that improve the lives of people in Lowndes, Berrien, Brooks, Echols and Lanier counties. They encourage the community […]

Wild Adventures launches United Way benefit

       Wild Adventures Theme Park is looking to give this holiday season by giving a special ticket sale to benefit the Greater Valdosta United Way. They are also offering free admission to first responder, teacher, and military families. Three dollars of every ticket sold during the online-only Days of Thanks Flash Sale will […]