United Way issues call for volunteers

The United Way of Greater Augusta is looking for Citizens interested in volunteering to review funding applications.

Funds from United Way are used to build community capacity in supporting individuals and families with immediate needs and establishing a foundation for long-term change. Through these funds, United Way will invest in projects and programs that address the priority areas of education, income and health.

Citizen Investment Review Team members review funding applications received and participate in agency site visits. Citizen Investment Review Team members make funding recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors on the organizations they review and visit.

For more information, contact the local Unted Way office at 540.885.1229 or 540.943.1215 or visit the UWGA website at www.unitedwayga.org or the Greater Augusta Volunteer Center at www.uwgavoluntercenter.org.

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