|United Way of Bedford County (UWBC) provides resources to health and human service agencies, reaching people from all walks of life and income groups.|
The UWBC raises funds through employee workplace campaigns, corporate giving, donations, grants, and special events like the 5k Run. Currently, 19 agencies serving Bedford County receive support from United Way of Bedford County through generous donations received from individuals in the community.
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Bedford County DOE Supports UWBC
The Bedford County Schools maintenance department selected United Way of Bedford County to receive a $10,000 award from an energy conservation program.
Daniel Kleindienst and the staff of the Bedford County Schools maintenance department presented the money to United Way. The money came from an energy award the department received through the TVA-EnerNOC Demand Response Program in partnership with Duck River Electric Membership Corp. The maintenance department saved the most energy among participating entities in the Tennessee Valley during the third quarter, entitling it to give the award to a charity of its choice.
United Way of Bedford County commended Daniel and his staff for their amazing work in energy conservation for Bedford County and the school system. United Way of Bedford County is honored to be the recipient of an award that is a direct reflection of their tireless efforts. We are truly blessed to have several partnerships with the school system that directly affect education, income, and health programs for children in Bedford County. The partnership between United Way of Bedford County schools continues to reflect the importance of teamwork for sustainable change.
Roofing Promotion Helps Many
Professional Roofing Contractors recently used Facebook to give away a new roof to an Alabama woman, helping United Way in the process.
Facebook fans of the Shelbyville company nominated themselves or friends at https://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalRoofingContractors?directed_target_id=0 with many entries received from homeowners in middle Tennessee and northern Alabama, the areas which the firm serves.
Jo Gentle, center, of Brownsboro, Ala., recently won a roof valued at $5,000 through a promotion held by Professional Roofing Contractors, a Shelbyville-based company. At left is John Morris of Atlas Roofing, the manufacturer of the materials used, and at right is Matt Brinck of the Shelbyville company.
Jo Gentle, of Brownsboro, Ala., was the first place winner, receiving the most votes and receiving a new roof compliments of Professional Roofing Contractors and Atlas Roofing, the manufacturer of the roofing materials that will be installed.
Second place was won by Eleise Cox of Tullahoma, receiving a beautiful Kenmore washer and dryer from Sears of Shelbyville and Tullahoma, plus a $50 voucher from UGO. Denny Finney of Tullahoma, won a $100 voucher from UGO for third place.
Not only did Gentle receive a new roof, but through the promotion, the company also donated $5 for each new "like" to their Facebook page to the United Way of Bedford County, totaling over $500.