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Understanding that in today's world, borders are fluid and not always clearly geographically determined, United Way of St. Johns County announced today that the organization is responding to the call of businesses, nonprofits and community members, along with that of United Way Worldwide, to expand to cover the Putnam County region.  Chairman of the Board of Directors, Reverend Bobby Crum said, "'Today is a very important day for the people of Putnam County. For 60 years, United Way of St. Johns County has been helping meet the needs of our community. We are here today answering the calls of...

Along with his competitive streak, being known as cool, calm, and collected while hurtling around a race track at speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour are traits attributed to driving legend Hurley Haywood. St. Augustine nonprofits gained additional insight into the nature of this community resident, and subject of the upcoming movie release Hurley, when Haywood recently showcased a more personal side, his compassionate and generous nature.

Working with United Way of St. Johns County, Haywood and Steve Hill, member of the organization's Board of Directors, spearheaded efforts to...

With a hop, a skip and a jump, children are off and running with the creative opportunities for learning at neighborhood parks here in St. Johns County. Constructed as a partnership between United Way of St. Johns County, St. Johns County and Wells Fargo, the first two Born Learning Trails were built in St. Augustine at Treaty Park and Solomon Calhoun Park. Before the paint was even dry, children were ready to take off down the path.

Built during just one volunteer day, these two parks offer opportunities for counting, cognitive thinking and recreation. Lorie, one of the helpers’...

Being diagnosed with a condition like Crohn’s Disease at a young age is tough enough, but when it nearly costs your life, stacks up expensive and unexpected medical bills and prevents your ability to go to work, it is more than overwhelming. Michael, a St. Johns County resident learned this recently when doctors gave him just hours to live.

Today, Michael is back to his friendly, happy self. He has returned to work and can engagingly tell the story of his past birthday and spending it with nurses in the hospital.  However, it wasn’t that long ago that he experienced this frightening...

Today, Susan is a doting mother to a healthy, happy, baby girl, but it wasn’t that long ago that she was given tough news. She was experiencing a high-risk pregnancy and doctor’s orders were for strict bed rest. She appreciated that her employer understood that she had to take the time away for work but was frightened by the lack of income.  

Making her situation was even more complicated, Susan is visually-impaired, and her baby would be as well. There were medical bills looming in the near future. 

Hearing the importance of the doctor’s advice, Susan knew that the stress...

Mark is a long-time St. Augustine resident. After hearing from family members about the services available, he recently visited United Way of St. Johns County for information regarding his tax-return.

Skeptical at first, Mark now understands that there is truly no cost. He was be able to work with trained preparers, that he knew he could trust and that had his best interest at heart. He could also be confident he would be cared for and informed regarding his needs. His family was right to refer him to the RealSense program at United Way-SJC

For individuals like Mark, United...

Over 200 individuals crowded into the offices of United Way of St. Johns County, as the organization and St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce welcomed all members of the community - government officials, business owners, volunteers, partner nonprofits and local residents to the Renovation Celebration on September 27.   "At United Way-SJC our work is focused outside our walls, as it should be," said Chairman of the Board Bobby Crum. "It was apparent that it was time to invest in our infrastructure if we were to increase our impact. A combination of multiple years of delayed repairs, hurricane...

On Thursday, July 26, United Way of St. Johns County held its 2018 Annual Meeting - The Business of Living United at the Casa Monica Resort & Spa. Board Chair, Bobby Crum welcomed the over 130 people in attendance, introduced the members of the board including the six newest members and passed a motion to change a bylaw which extended the duration of the organization from 99 years to perpetual (other word).  

Melissa Nelson, President and CEO discussed the meaning of the Business of Living United – the indispensable work of United Way and all nonprofits, the impact of the...

June 27, 2018   United Way of St. Johns County is pleased to announce the election of officers and six new members to its Board of Directors for the 2018/2019 year. The Board, now 18 strong, is entrusted by the community with the mission of United Way. The collective wisdom and leadership brought by this board will allow United Way-SJC to become an even stronger organization enabling outstanding results for St. Johns County.   "We are extremely excited to have this group of community executives and leaders join our board" said Bobby Crum, United Way-SJC Board of Directors Chair. "We are...

United Way of St. Johns County’s Campout for a Cause is more than just pitching a tent for the residents of St. Johns Golf and Country Club. Partnering with United Way-SJC, residents hope to build awareness of the housing crisis facing families in St. Johns County. Held April 14-15, this inaugural fun, while fundraising event brought together families for the simple enjoyment of sleeping bags, s'mores, watching a movie under the stars, and waking up to yoga with donuts.

Coordinated by United Way-SJC, the creative event focuses on the challenge of affordable housing facing many St....

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