United Way http://wkms.org en Community Initiatives at the Murray-Calloway County United Way http://wkms.org/post/community-initiatives-murray-calloway-county-united-way <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Aaron Dail, Executive Director of the Murray-Calloway County United Way, on <em>Sounds Good</em>. They talk about the transformation of the United Way involving community conversations and community change, and efforts being made on a local level. Three of their current focus areas are educational attainment, income stability for families, and healthy living/healthy lifestyles. Also, Aaron talks about local campaigns such as GetConnected and their involvement with Toyota's bornlearning initiative. See more at <a href="http://www.mccunitedway.com/">mccunitedway.com</a>.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:05:56 +0000 Kate Lochte 32596 at http://wkms.org Community Initiatives at the Murray-Calloway County United Way Toyota Supports Early Childhood Education with New Academies in Western Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/toyota-supports-early-childhood-education-new-academies-western-kentucky <p></p><p>Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky will fund six new <a href="http://uwky.org/bornlearning/">bornlearning Academies</a> in western Kentucky schools and renew support for two others.</p><p>Calloway County's East Elementary and Paducah’s Farley Elementary first received their share of $1 million in grant funds in 2012. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:30:59 +0000 Austin Ramsey & Chad Lampe 32223 at http://wkms.org Toyota Supports Early Childhood Education with New Academies in Western Kentucky How to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims http://wkms.org/post/how-help-oklahoma-tornado-victims <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monday, an </span>EF-4<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma leaving many homes destroyed and families searching to find their loved ones. Within hours, organizations across the nation began efforts to help the victims and provide relief to disaster responders. Here’s how you can help in your area:</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 18:24:09 +0000 John Null & Rob Canning 31717 at http://wkms.org How to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims Local United Way Making Impact on Poverty http://wkms.org/post/local-united-way-making-impact-poverty <p>The United Way of Paducah McCracken County is engaging in work visioned in the Impact Poverty Study. Executive Director Ashley Wright updates Paducah Rotary this week and WKMS listeners on the work underway and the progress made thus far.</p><p><a href="http://unitedwaypaducah.org/impact_poverty.htm">See more at United Way of Paducah's website</a>.</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:27:04 +0000 Kate Lochte 30062 at http://wkms.org Local United Way Making Impact on Poverty United Way Invites Non-Profits to 'GetConnected' http://wkms.org/post/united-way-invites-non-profits-getconnected <p>United Way organizations across the nation are inviting community non-profit agencies and organizations to use a new service from Galaxy Digital called GetConnected. It's an easy aggregator for information about what the groups do and what they need. &nbsp;It also allows volunteers to identify themselves. &nbsp;Murray Calloway Count's GetConnected site is up and running at <a href="http://volunteermurray.org">volunteermurray.org</a>. &nbsp;Jennifer Revell, coordinator for Service Outreach of Murray State's Regional Outreach office in Heritage Hall, came by Sounds Good to explain how to get involved with GetConnected. She welcomes questions at 270-809-5099.</p><p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:51:03 +0000 Kate Lochte 24424 at http://wkms.org United Way Invites Non-Profits to 'GetConnected'