Friday, June 18, 2010

Our Work

As GLUW works with our donors, volunteers and partnering agencies to advance the common good in our community, United Way nationally is partnering to restore the Gulf Coast. Check this out:
LIVE UNITED on Larry King Live: How You Can Help Telethon Monday at 8 PM ET
On CNN’s Larry King Live this Monday, a special 2-hour telethon with celebrity participants will feature United Way as one of three charities in efforts to rebuild the Gulf Coast. Thousands of people have already received United Way help with food, clothing, utility assistance, rent and mortgage relief, and access to health and mental health care. Call into the telethon or go to our Web site to give to the United Way Gulf Recovery Fund to support emergency assistance and long-term recovery efforts to rebuild lives by addressing educational, financial and health-related challenges.

Celebrity participants include: Ryan Seacrest, Justin Bieber, Ted Danson, Robert Redford, Sting, Cameron Diaz, Kathy Griffin, Chelsea Handler, Randy Jackson, Kerry Kennedy, Lenny Kravitz, Jenny McCarthy, Tim McGraw, Alyssa Milano, Edward James Olmos, Victoria Principal, Ian Somerhalder, Melania and Ivanka Trump, Pete Wentz, Jerricho Cotchery, Marcellus Wiley

The United Way Gulf Recovery Fund will provide emergency assistance and support long-term recovery efforts to rebuild lives by addressing educational, financial and health-related challenges.
For more on how you can help visit We are privilege to have the opportunity to inspire hope and create opportunities in Gregg County as well as, being a part of an organization that is doing the same throughout the country and the world. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED!

Information provided by United Way Worldwide

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Luminant's check presentation was made at the Greater Longview United Way office. L-R in photo State Rep. Tommy Merritt, GLUW Executive Director Donna Mahurin, GLUW Board President Chuck Ewings, State Senator Kevin Eltiffe’s District Coordinator Dee Farmer and Luminant Martin Lake Community Relations Mgr. Rick Hanning. The check represents Luminant’s Corporate matching funds contribution.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

2009 VITA Program Results

Thanks to our VITA volunteers and staff, the returns prepared totaled $367,904 in refunds to our clients!Here is a comparison of our VITA Program from 2007-2009:VITA provides free tax preparation from IRS trained volunteers every year. So remember them for your 2010 taxes!

For more information and qualifications, please visit our website @ under the Initiatives tab select VITA.