The Executive Director of the Hunt County United Way, Frances Dalbey, says Hunt County Shared Ministries, or FISH, has seen a 60 percent increase demand for food assistance compared to last year. Another United Way agency that can benefit from Christmas generosity is Little Libraries, which brings books to children who otherwise might not enjoy them.
Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the county's Clothe-a-Child program expects to assist more than 800 children in shopping for new clothes Dec. 9-10. About $50 will "clothe a child."
The Executive Director of the Hunt County United Way, Frances Dalbey, says Early Childhood Intervention offered through the state Mental Health/Mental Retardation (MHMR) program is one of the most overlooked services supported by United Way.
The Hunt County United Way recently added Raffa, an organization that provides a variety of support services to women in Hunt County, to the list of organizations it assists with funding, according to United Way Executive Director Frances Dalbey.
Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the number of cases in which neglected children are removed from their home is up 33% this year. Children in these cases are monitored by volunteers for CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates), which is a program that receives funding from the United Way.
Hunt County Shared Ministries, or FISH, has seen a 60% increase in demand for food assistance this year, says Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey. FISH has a fund raising barbecue on Saturday, September 27, and donations can be made at the FISH headquarters on King Street south of downtown Greenville.
Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey discusses Camp Sweeney, near Gainesville, which lets children with Type 1 diabetes enjoy swimming, sports and the other summer activities enjoyed by most children. The United Way sends three children from Hunt County to Camp Sweeney each year.
The Hunt County United Way will sponsor a mammography screening opportunity Saturday, July 26 at its offices on Lee Street in downtown Greenville, United Way Executive Director Frances Dalbey says. Hunt Regional Healthcare's Tubby Adkisson Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the United Way offices on that day. Other upcoming opportunities for women to have breast-cancer screenings in the mobile unit will be Tuesday, June 24 at the PCA facility in Quinlan, and Wednesday, July 2 at the Commerce Wal
Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the organization will host the "Power of the Purse" luncheon as a fund raiser Thursday (April 10) at noon at the Wesley United Methodist Church of Greenville. Mamie McCullough, the "I Can Lady," is the featured speaker.