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TUESDAY, October 10, 2017  Issue No. 27

COMMUNITY TELEVISION . . . Last month on CTV, United Way spoke with Volunteer East Tennessee about Give a Day Knoxville and shared clips from a recent dodge ball tournament fundraiser. Community Shares interviewed representatives with Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, Disability Resource Center, and Blount County Showing Up For Racial Justice about the work they are doing in East Tennessee. Ijams Nature Center chatted with their new AmeriCorps members about their upcoming events, including the autumn and Halloween celebrations. The Knox County Community Action Committee discussed their senior technology classes and the upcoming Aging: A Family Affair workshop. Find out more about CTV by visiting this link.

HURRICANE PET EVACUATIONS . . . Most everyone is familiar with Remote Area Medical - the Knoxville based organization founded by Stan Brock. They are best known for providing medical care to people in rural areas; however, an effort that may surprise you recently happened in Florida just ahead of Hurricane Irma. Our own Remote Area Medical flew to Tampa to pick up ownerless cats and dogs and flew them back to East Tennessee. Volunteers then helped feed, exercise, and secure adoptions for the relocated animals. To find out more about Remote Area Medical, visit this link.

ROOFTOP CRAWL . . . Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee recently hosted the Big Heights Rooftop Crawl - a themed event that featured food, drinks, and music - to raise awareness for the non-profit organization. The event, sponsored by Axle Logistics, Clayton Bank, and Pilot Flying J, benefited this organization that provides mentoring to children. For more information about this event and other Big Brothers Big Sisters events, visit this link.

ARTS BRING MONEY . . . Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, a recent national survey, found that arts and cultural nonprofits in East Tennessee generate $145.9 million in economic activity every year - the same amount of local and state revenue generated at generated at UT football home games. Analysis of the data gathered from 60 nonprofit groups in Knox, Blount, and Anderson counties showed that $18.6 million in government revenue was generated by arts organizations. To learn more about the survey, visit this link.

A TINY HOUSE . . . Tiny houses are HUGE right now – and one tiny house will certainly have a BIG impact on services that will be provided by United Way of Greater Knoxville! Scripps Networks Interactive and DIY Network recently donated a tiny house to this nonprofit organization. After the house was displayed around town, it was sold in an on-line auction. The money raised from the sale of the house will be used to help the United Way of Greater Knoxville fight for the health, education, and financial stability of the people of Greater Knoxville. Find out more about the tiny house at this link and the work of United Way of Greater Knoxville at this link.

INASMUCH . . . Operation Inasmuch is an event that brings area churches together to motivate, train, and equip congregations to move out of the sanctuary and into the streets to serve those in need in their community. In September, this nonprofit organization brought 10 churches together at Cumberland Regional Mall to distribute free food, clothing, health checks, toys, and carwashes. For more information about Operation Inasmuch, visit this link.

VINTAGE FASHION SHOW . . . Goodwill Industries Knoxville recently held its 33rd annual Goodwill Vintage Fashion Show. As usual, the night included a dinner, runway fashion show, and a vintage boutique. New to this year’s Fashion Show was a design challenge that tasked several designers to collect all their materials in a limited amount of time at Goodwill and create entire runway outfits using only those materials. The event raised money to support Goodwill’s mission of providing vocational services and employment opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment. To learn more about Goodwill, visit this link.

UNDERSERVED WOMEN . . . Last month, Susan G. Komen of East Tennessee offered a Grant Writing Workshop. Kim Parks, Director of Community Programs shared, “our Community Grants program funds breast cancer screening/diagnostic programs and treatment support services for the underserved in our region.” For more information on their programs that offer life-saving screening and treatment support services for the uninsured and medically underserved women and men of East Tennessee, visit this link.

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