If you have collected Cash/Checks for Over the Edge please fill out the below form to receive credit on your fundraising page.
Checks must be made payable to United Way of the Virginia Peninsula. Please add the rappelers name to the memo section.
Please mail in or bring your donations to our office located at 11820 Fountain Way Suite 206, Newport News, VA 23606.
Thank you for volunteering for the Over the Edge Event on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Please fill out the sign up form below with the volunteer position you'd prefer and one or more timeslots.
If you have any questions please contact us at: 757-873-9328 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Welcome to the rappelers registration form
STEP 1: Have you Signed-Up through the Over the Edge Fundraising Portal yet? If not, click here to begin.
STEP 2: Complete the form below and submit. We will soon be in touch to make arrangement to get you your Fundraising Kit and closer to the event with your rappelling time.
Food, shelter grants available for agencies
Hampton and Newport News received more than $95,000.00 collectively from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program to provide assistance to individuals.
Newport News received $58,536.00 and Hampton received $40,891.00.
Agencies interested in applying for assistance should have a substantial presence in cities and be private voluntary non-profits or units of government.
Poverty is a problem in the Peninsula, and people are starting to notice. Take a look at Michele Canty’s front page article in the Daily Press: “Study: More than 1 Million Virginians are ‘Working Poor.’” This study relates a personal story as well as several statistics that eloquently explain the plight of those who are employed but still qualify as poor under the federal poverty line. United Way is working to change that. Our impact agenda, Pathways Out of Poverty, is vital to the success of our agencies and the work they are doing to help raise people out of poverty.
The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters every year – the vast majority of which are home fires. That means that every day in this country, on average, seven people are killed in a home fire and another 36 people suffer injuries. To end these tragedies and save lives, the American Red Cross launched a nationwide Home Fire Campaign in 2014 with the goal of reducing the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent.