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United Way offering info meeting

ELKINS — The Tygarts Valley United Way will be kicking off the new year with a pair of major events for the month of January.

First up will be a virtual application information session on Tuesday, in which the United Way will provide criteria for the 2022-2023 funding cycle. The session will include a presentation of the requirements for all organizations looking to become a funded partner of the United Way.

Each year the United Way sets a campaign goal and every dollar taken in from that amount goes to nonprofits in Randolph, Tucker, Barbour, Marion and Taylor counties. Last year’s campaign goal was $620,000.

The focus areas for the United Way funding programs are in the areas of education, health and financial stability.

A team consisting of close to 40 volunteers visits the organizations who are applying to partner with the United Way. The team reviews the budgets and examines program outcomes of each organization.

The information and training session is mandatory for any agency interested in applying for funding, and the event will be held via Zoom at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Organizations in Randolph County that the United Way has partnered with in the past include the Children’s Advocacy Center, Randolph County Family Resources, North Central West Virginia Community Action, Meals on Wheels, Humane Society and Catholic Charities.

Last year the Tygarts Valley United Way helped with 46 different organizations in the five counties it serves.

The second event on the United Way’s calendar for the month of January will be its first fundraiser of the year, when it hosts the annual Meatball Hoagie Sale on Jan. 28.

The hoagies, which are made by the St. Patrick’s Ladies Guild of Coalton, will be available at the First United Methodist Church of Elkins from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The hoagies can be ordered online at tvus.us.meatball or by phone at 304-636-9516.

Orders can also be placed by printing out an order form and either faxing or emailing back. Each dinner includes a hoagie, chips, and a bottle of water. Local delivery will also be available.

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