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         Hurricane Recovery and Collective Impact

        HURRICANE RECOVERY                         COLLECTIVE IMPACT

          Voluntary Organizations Active in          United Way facilitated over 60 nonprofits, civic groups, governmental
        Disaster of Coastal Georgia (VOADCG) was   agencies, businesses and religious institutions during a series of 12
        created after September 2017’s Hurricane   roundtable meetings. These small-group discussions created a foundation for
        Irma in response to a need for additional   future workforce development initiatives and “cradle to career” support to
                                                   our youth. The roundtables focused on ways to increase the number of local
        community services. This new organization
                                                   16-24 year olds in school or employed.
        will provide disaster response and recovery
                                                     United Way implemented a new Strategic Focus Grant program that
        services by coordinating volunteers in
                                                   provided $50,000 to designated programs that demonstrated the vision
        Glynn and McIntosh counties.  In non-
                                                   of our new strategic plan. Grants were awarded to Goodyear Elementary
        disaster times, VOADCG will promote
                                                   School’s after-school program, Boys Scouts’ Explorer Program, Safe Harbor
        volunteer training and preparedness. In
                                                   Children Center’s Donation Center and Employment Services, and STAR
        times of disaster, VOADCG will facilitate   Foundation’s Life and Job Readiness Education program.
        coordination of volunteer response and       Our 2017 transition to a community impact organization led to a vision for
        recovery activities. United Way is proud to   a pipeline of services that will enable all students to succeed and will keep
        be a founding partner of VOADCG.           our economy thriving and strong.
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