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United Way of the Bluegrass: By the numbers, the support of donors and volunteers yields results

Timothy Johnson, president and CEO of United Way of the Bluegrass, reports that through the generous support of a community of donors and volunteers, 2019 yielded the following: 
• 95% of the 16,000 people who called, texted, or emailed our 2-1-1 contact center were directed to community resources to meet their basic needs.

• 1,100 low-income individuals received the training that they needed to secure a job that pays a sustainable wage. 1,000 people increased their income after receiving services.

• Over 44,000 low-income families received essential clothing items and 23,000 families in-need received food.

• Over 9,000 people experiencing housing instability received short- and long-term help with housing, and/or help with securing permanent housing.

• Over 17,000 people gave over 275,000 hours to UWBG and its partners, helping to improve the lives of our community’s most vulnerable families. 

To make your contribution to United Way of the Bluegrass, click here. 

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