Day of Caring: Community partners assist nonprofits

Volunteers worked to serve the needs of nonprofits that meet the needs of the local community last week.  Almost 100 representatives from local businesses and organizations came together to serve eight agencies during the Great Valdosta United Way’s annual Day of Caring.  Volunteers helped the Children’s Advocacy Center of Lowndes County, Lowndes Associated Ministries to […]

Chamber presents annual awards

The annual Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce awards celebration sponsored by First Commerce Credit Union was held at Rainwater Conference Center. The event took both a hybrid format with individuals attending socially distanced in person and virtually through a live stream from Event Point. The first award presented was the Industry Innovation award which recognized […]

Virtual workshop series targets nonprofits

Greater Valdosta United Way participated in the first session of the Nonprofit Capacity Building Series. The Greater Valdosta United Way started the virtual four-part series via Zoom. Staff from local and other Georgia nonprofits joined the conversation on the phases of a nonprofit. Sayge Medlin of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the […]

Bravehearts: Recognizing front lines during pandemic

The Greater Valdosta United Way increased support for agencies throughout the year. United Way donates money to other area nonprofits annually. Partnerships with businesses have been able to do more for the agencies as they continue to assist people through the pandemic.  «Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, donors have contributed over $90,000 to […]

Southeastern donates to the United Way

Southeastern Credit Union presented Greater Valdosta United Way with a contribution. “We are very pleased to once again make an employee and corporate gift to our local United Way. They do so many great things for our community though a variety nonprofit agencies,“ said Mike Gudely, Southeastern Credit Union chief executive officer. Southeastern Credit Union […]

United Way presents community awards

Greater Valdosta United Way has presented its community awards.  GVUW made donations to the awards recipients for their «outstanding hard work and dedication during this challenging year.»  South Georgia Medical Center was awarded the 2020 COVID Community Hero Award. A $500 donation was made to the South Georgia Medical Center Foundation. Second Harvest received the […]

Bringing Hope During the Unknown

Greater Valdosta United Way supports communities across South Georgia every year. This year, funds are lacking. ”The last eight months have changed the world so much, and a lot of our agencies have had close to 40 fundraisers canceled and half a million [dollars] worth of donations not come in through the dinners and golf […]

Raymond F. Hamel, Sr.

Greater Valdosta United Way would like to take a moment to honor the life of Raymond F. Hamel, Sr.. Raymond served as Valdosta United Way’s Executive Director for 15 years. For more information of Raymond F. Hamel, Sr. and how to send flowers visit, Raymond F. Hamel, Sr..