UNITED WAY OF LAMAR COUNTY
Collective Impact of UWLC Dollars in Our Community through Our Partner Agencies:
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
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 million 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.