Impact of United Way Dollars on the Community

UNITED WAY OF LAMAR COUNTY

Collective Impact of UWLC Dollars in Our Community through Our Partner Agencies:

HEALTH

American Red Cross – In 2017 197 clients were served in 40 separate disaster events with over $34,000 in direct financial assistance and 135 smoke detectors were installed for free

ETCADA – 59 drug screenings last year in Paris and 71 in Lamar County

RSVP – over 350 volunteers volunteering 60,000 hours per year

SafeT- 416 clients so far in 2018 with 98 families receiving housing. 524 clients in 2017 with 13 transported to the shelter in Mt. Pleasant

Dylan’s Drivers - Averages 40 safe rides per week and 2,000 per year.  12,000 rides since inception

TX Dream Center – 38 men currently living there, including after-care

Meals on Wheels – serving meals to 1000 individuals each week with 600 of those in Lamar County

 

FINANCIAL STABILITY

Habitat for Humanity – two new homes built last year and one near completion this year with construction on the next to begin. Seven homes painted.

Downtown Food Pantry – 1.98 lbs. of food given away in 2017 and serving about 2,000 per week

The Kings Daughters – Over 1500 served including those receiving school supplies, childcare assistance and medical/prescription assistance

Salvation Army – Serving lunch twice a week, dinner nightly, Sunday breakfast and a daily bread line. Serves 20-30 at lunch and 30-40 for dinner.

Ark-Tex COG Paris Metro – Gave 900 trips a week and 45,000 total in 2017. 75,000 trips since inception

Lamar County Literacy Council – 114 students have been served so far in 2018

New Hope Center of Paris – 25 households have received rent assistance since April keeping 54 individuals in their homes.  During the first 6 months of 2018 4,580 nights of shelter have been provided to 77 clients

 

YOUTH & EDUCATION

Boy Scouts – The traditional scouting program currently has 406 youth and 232 adult volunteers

Children’s Advocacy Center – 112 forensic interviews so far this year and 219 children have received $13,000 worth of inventory from the rainbow room

Imagination Library – 750 Lamar County children receiving free books each month

RRV Down Syndrome Society – Over 40 children in the program weekly

Boys and Girls Club – Serving over 200 youth a week

Lamar County Child Welfare Board – Currently 120 Lamar County children in State conservatorship. 54 of those children are in foster home placement and receiving assistance.