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Ashley Ammons Impact and the UW’s Online Presence

Following her success as division director for campaigns, Ammons was charged with the role of running the community impact division of United Way. The community impact division comprises of stewardship reviews and annual programs for the community partners of the United Way of Concho Valley. In 2018, Ashley Ammons launched the United We Read project, where volunteers in the Lubbock region read in 2nd grade classrooms. The project became quite successful and currently has over five hundred volunteers (including many from the GCEFCU). Since Ashley Ammons joined the United Way of Concho Valley, she has been an indispensable addition to the team. She is very committed to the organization and its partners and is destined to do great things for the people of Concho Valley. It is safe to say that United Way of Concho Valley is in the best hands possible.

In the modern era, an organization like the United Way of Concho Valley needs to have an online presence. An online presence allows donors to access information from wherever they may be with ease. The United Way of Concho Valley appreciates this significance and has set up a website that’s user friendly and easy to navigate. The website lists United Way’s contact information in an easily accessible area, and you can reach their staff via telephone or email address. Another great thing about United Way of Concho Valley’s website is that it displays employees’ photos, which makes donors have more trust in the organization since they can put a face to the people who will be managing their donations. Also, the United Way of Concho Valley communicates its staff’s responsibilities clearly and concisely on their website. This allows donors to determine who to contact for specific information or answers. For instance, if you have any question regarding the Emergency Food and Shelter program, you can easily tell that you should get in touch with Carol Harrison since her responsibilities say that she is in charge of the oversight of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, the Hope for the Holiday Program, and the Front Runner Campaign. The United Way of Concho Valley has gone a long way to making sure that they make the lives of the people they help and the lives of donors by reducing the hassle required to navigate their website.

If you believe in the United Way of Concho Valley’s mission and would like to support their efforts, do not hesitate to contact them through the contact information. The United Way of Concho Valley provides various ways to support the organization and the people of Concho Valley, which can be through donations or volunteer work for the organization. The United Way of Concho Valley actively recruits volunteers who are passionate about creating a difference in their communities to support various programs, and you can easily take part in any of these projects.…

Programs of the United Way of Concho Valley

There are variations to the programs that the United Way of Concho Valley supports monetarily. Sonrisas TRAILS’ Therapeutic Riding has benefited a great deal from the United Way of Concho Valley’s support. The United Way of Concho Valley has assisted more than fifty-eight thousand families through the various programs it finances, and the number keeps on growing every day.

Currently, one of the major problems facing the United Way of Concho Valley is how to get people who are not Tom Green residents to join and take part in the United Way. Ideally, the United Way of Concho Valley is aiming to have each county represented by a member on its board of directors. This representation will be highly beneficial since it will allow the United Way of Concho Valley to determine each county’s needs. The Regional Food Bank of Concho Valley serves everyone, including those who are not residents of Tom Green. Having someone from each region knowledgeable of the specific situations where the United Way of Concho Valley can lend a helping hand would be very helpful to the particular county and Concho Valley. Ideally, the person should be in sync with their community, understand their county’s needs, is involved with their community, and is willing to help the United Way of Concho Valley connect with community members.

Donations from various counties will benefit the residents of those counties and not just Tom Green. The United Way of Concho Valley has approached various companies to make presentations to their employees and obtain donations. These attempts have been successful but not successful enough to achieve significant momentum. The United Way of Concho Valley hopes to shake things up by enlightening people about the significant role the organization plays, not just in Tom Green but also in all the counties of Concho Valley. There are programs that, if the United Way of Concho Valley didn’t finance, residents would have to do without, and the bill for the program or service would fall in the hands of the county.

Various businesses and organizations are in the process of deciding whether to let their employees participate in the United Way’s quest. Unfortunately, time waits for no one, and the longer these businesses are stuck in the deciding stage, the more that programs that could benefit from more financing have to be delayed.

Ashley Ammons, former VP of Lubbock’s Community impact, was recently appointed as the CEO and President of the United Way of Concho Valley. Ammons is an active member of the Lubbock Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Junior League of Lubbock. She is a leadership graduate of Lubbock and president of the South Plains Homeless Consortium. Ashley Ammons started her career in United Way’s Lubbock area in 2014, in the capacity of a division director for campaigns. Her main role was to oversee the State Employee Charitable Campaign.…

What is United Way of Concho Valley?

The United Way of Concho Valley is an organization that promotes the common good by creating opportunities that help residents of Concho Valley live a more decent life. The organization has three areas of focus: education, health, and income. By delving into the root cause of challenges that hinder progress, the United Way of Concho Valley can make significant and long-lasting impacts on the communities across Concho Valley. The organization also allocates funds to local organizations to alleviate people’s lives through education, health, and income.

Since the United Way of Concho Valley is mainly involved in funding programs that support its mission, it makes sense that we begin our discussion by addressing how the organization receives funding and how they use it. The organization tries it’s best to raise finances for all its programs, even if it means campaigning for donations in as many counties as possible. Recently, the United Way of Concho Valley raised close to $800,000 worth of donations in a single year. This amount may seem like a huge sum of money, but when you take into consideration that the organization was supporting 17 programs at the time, it seems like negligible funds. The donations that the United Way of Concho Valley receives go a long way, but raising more funds for the programs is necessary.

The United Way of Concho Valley doesn’t finance agencies but rather channels its finances towards particular programs within agencies. An excellent example of this concept is the case of the Salvation Army. In this case, the United Way of Concho Valley finances the activities of the Emergency Assistance program but doesn’t finance the Salvation Army directly. Financing specific programs within an agency is more efficient in terms of resource allocation since there is only a limited amount of funds that the United Way of Concho Valley has at a particular point in time. Therefore, it makes sense for the United Way of Concho Valley to direct these funds towards the best channels for its mission. Funding specific programs within an agency ensure that the United Way of Concho Valley only participates in activities that are in line with the organization’s core objectives. The United Way’s funds are not limited to programs in the San Angelo Community but are rather meant to benefit all communities across Concho Valley. The organization has flyers designed for all the 14 counties, with the specific programs that the United Way of Concho Valley funds based on the needs of a particular county.

The majority of programs financed by the United Way of Concho Valley are geared towards the youth. Some of these include the Learn project, which is part of Menard’s Boys and Girls Club, and the Safe & Sound, which is an emergency shelter program for children. All these programs require resources to function effectively. The United Way of Concho valley also finances programs for adults. Examples include the Adult Treatment program, where Concho Valley’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council helps people overcome addiction through counseling. The English as a Second Language program by the Adult Literacy Council allows adults to boost their language skills. The United Way of Concho Valley also finances programs for vets such as the Veteran Outreach through the West Texas Counseling and Guidance.…