December 19, 2017 – United Way of Nevada County, with help from the community, held a collection drive to collect much-needed items for those in need. They collected donations of women’s, men’s and children’s coats, warm hats, gloves and socks. They received a wealth of donated socks, gloves and warm hats to be distributed to individuals throughout Nevada County. United Way was able to mobilize the community to help those in need during the cold winter months. Thanks to this generous community that came out to support this effort. Over $4000 worth of items were collected. A big “Thank you” goes out to Dr. Navneet Arora, D.D.S., of Grass Valley Periodontics for donating over $1000 worth of brand new jackets.
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A big thank you goes to the following businesses for participating in the “Project Warmth” collection drive: Telestream, Walker’s Office Supplies, JC Penney, B&C True Value Home Center, Penn Valley Mini Storage, Lake Wildwood Community Center, AAA, Hospice of the Foothills, Grass Valley City Hall, The Training Zone, Wildflower Nursery, The Union newspaper, the County Rood Center and the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Currently United Way of Nevada County is focusing on helping the community of Nevada County in the area of Basic Needs, including Food, Emergency Shelter and Access to Health Care. United Way envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their desired potential through healthy lives, education and income stability.
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