The determination by the Corporation of its policies; the provision of its services to the public; all aspects of its employment practice, including opportunities for employment; and its selection and utilization of its volunteer workers, shall be without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability , veteran status, marital status or political affiliation.

Cumberland Trails United Way recognizes the importance our visitors place on privacy issues. Please read on for more details about our privacy policy.

What information do we collect? How do we use it? When you visit our web site, our web server automatically recognizes your Internet Protocol (IP) address. Your address is non-identifying and is used to compile statistics about traffic to our web site. We also collect information that you provide us in the Contact Us page.

Will we disclose the information collected to outside parties? Cumberland Trails United Way does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to other organizations. We may compile the information regarding what pages customers access or visit and non-personal information volunteered by the visitor to use for statistical purposes, but these statistics will not provide personal identifying information.

Your consent: By using our web site you are consenting to the collection and use of this information by Cumberland Trails United Way. If Cumberland Trails United Way makes changes to its privacy policy, we will post such changes on this page at least 30 days in advance so that you are always aware of what we collect.

WebTrends Live: Cumberland Trails United Way uses WebTrends Live to analyze traffic to this web site. WebTrends Live does not create individual profiles for visitors. Unlike some tracking services, WebTrends Live does not have a database of individual profiles for each visitor. WebTrends Live only collects aggregate data. For more information about WebTrends Live privacy policy, please click here.

Tell us what you think: Cumberland Trails United Way welcomes your questions and comments about privacy. Please use the Contact Us page.

The Cumberland Trails United Way is a local
nonprofit organization that impacts the people
in and around Bell, Harlan, Knox and Whitley
Counties in Kentucky and Claiborne County in
Tennessee.

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United Way 2016 Membership Requirement Completed

Dear Community Member,\ As you are aware our communities and the people that help build them, have been hard hit with life changing events and are in more need now than ever before. We all know the single parent who’s job has been relocated and food is limited, the father and husband who worked for many years and is no longer able to support his family, the elderly parent and grandparent who is now on a fixed income and needs heating assistance; each of these neighbors and many more like them have something in common, they need our help.

There are many wonderful organizations in our area that reach out and support our neighbors in need. However they can’t do it alone and depend on organizations like ours to help with funding. The way Cumberland Trails United Way helps is by asking for the financial support of caring individuals like you and then we allocate funds to qualified agencies that provide assistance in our communities.

If you’re looking for a way to “help us to help others” now is the time.

With Gratitude,

Chris Foley
President Cumberland Trails United Way

 


The determination by the Corporation of its policies; the provision of its services to the public; all aspects of its employment practice, including opportunities for employment; and its selection and utilization of its volunteer workers, shall be without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability , veteran status, marital status or political affiliation.

In our continuing effort to provide greater service to the agencies we service and our community we our proud to offer the following resources. If you would like to suggest additional resources for us to add please contact us with your suggestion.

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1. Who is Cumberland Trails United Way?
2. What geographic area does Cumberland Trails United Way serve?
3. What is Cumberland Trails United Way's mission ?
6. Can I make a contribution to my favorite charitable organization through Cumberland Trails United Way?
7. What is the General Fund?
8. How can my organization receive United Way funding?
9. What is the advantage of a payroll deduction gift versus a one-time contribution?
10. My company wants to conduct a United Way campaign at our workplace. How can we go about doing this?
11. I'd like to volunteer; what do I need to do?
12. What can I tell someone I know who needs help but doesn't know what resources are available or who to call?

Who is Cumberland Trails United Way? Cumberland Trails United Way is a local, independent, volunteer-driven organization, run by and for the community. The United Way stretches each donor's dollar as far as it can by supporting a network of organizations that work together to help people in need. In most cases, someone seeking help for health and human services needs support from several places. For instance, a battered woman may turn to a crisis hotline for shelter; once safe, she may turn to other agencies for education, child care, counseling or legal advocacy.

Cumberland Trails United Way volunteers are trained to maximize contributions to United Way's General Fund, investing them wisely in programs that get results while making certain that services are not duplicated. If a donor opts, however, to designate his or her gift to a particular area of need or even a specific 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Cumberland Trails United Way provides for that choice.

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What geographic area does Cumberland Trails United Way serve? We serve five counties in a two-state area. Counties that we support are Bell, Harlan, Knox and Whitley counties in Kentucky and Claiborne County Tennessee. For more information visit the Area of Service page.

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What is Cumberland Trails United Way's mission? In short, we partner with donors to build healthy and safe communities. For more information see Our Mission page.

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Can I make a contribution to my favorite charitable organization through Cumberland Trails United Way? Yes. You can make a contribution to any tax-exempt organization of your choice by placing the name and address of the organization on your United Way contribution form.

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What is the General Fund? United Way's General Fund focuses on needs important to people who live and work in this community -- promoting health and wellness, increasing self-sufficiency, strengthening families and communities, ensuring safety and security, and supporting education and literacy -- and helps the people who need it most. When a donor gives to the General Fund, trained volunteers invest the gift in a network of community programs and services that work together to provide a continuum of care for those in need. Giving to United Way's General Fund is the most efficient, effective way to support a collection of organizations that solves local problems and serve human needs.

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How can my organization receive United Way funding? Each year, organizations may apply for grants through an open, competitive process. Grants are awarded to programs based on community priorities. Community priorities are identified through community assessments which determine need.

In order for an agency to apply during a given funding cycle, the agency's program must be designed to produce measurable outcomes toward achieving one or more of the priorities. In addition, the agency must be a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization or have a fiscal sponsor. The program must benefit people in one or more of the five counties Cumberland Trails United Way serves.

To download an agency application please visit our resources area or contact us

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What is the advantage of a payroll deduction gift versus a one-time contribution? The payroll deduction benefit that United Way offers -- year-round contributions deducted directly from a donor's paycheck -- allows for convenient giving on an installment basis in any amount. Often by using payroll deductions, larger gifts are possible because giving is incremental rather than all at once. A nonprofit, payroll deduction provides a steady cash flow, allowing it to plan its service delivery. Additionally, it is expensive for individual nonprofits to raise money and process gifts. Processing a larger check from United Way on a quarterly basis is much more efficient.

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My company wants to conduct a United Way campaign at our workplace. How can we go about doing this? Giving through Cumberland Trails United Way is the best way to ensure that your contribution is well spent, helps those who really need help and achieves the results you want. If your company is interested in conducting a workplace fundraising campaign, contact our office at 606-248-5603 for more information.

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I'd like to volunteer; what do I need to do? Contact the Cumberland Trails United Way office, at 606-248- 5603. We will help to locate a volunteer opportunity for any skill level, interest and schedule.

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What can I tell someone I know who needs help but doesn't know what resources are available or who to call? Anyone needing help should contact the Cumberland Trails United Way office, at 606-248- 5603. Phones are answered by trained, knowledgeable volunteers who will listen, assess what service(s) the caller needs, and then provide information and referrals regarding the most appropriate place(s) in the community to get help.

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If you or your employees have additional questions, please contact your United Way office at 606-248- 5603.

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