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Craig Harney Award Honoree: Dr. Sandra Nethels

With great optimism, Dr. Sandra Wallace Nethels, Special Programs Coordinator for the Effingham County School District, welcomed the opportunity to be a part of the United Way of the Coastal Empire Effingham County Advisory Board in 2013. She happily took…

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Craig Harney Award Honoree: Nathan Benson

When Nathan Benson arrived in Savannah, Georgia five years ago, he hadn’t the slightest idea that he would one day be known as “Mr. United Way." However, there was one thing he was sure of upon his arrival and that…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Larry Show

Larry Show, General Manager of Lineage Logistics in Effingham County, is leading his life with purpose. A military veteran, Larry has dedicated much of his time to serving others and he continues to do so wholeheartedly. For nearly 10 years…

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Loyal Contributor: Stacey Johnson

Stacey Johnson has been an employee for United Way of the Coastal Empire for nearly half of its history. This year marks her 30th anniversary as a United Way staff member. Over time, Stacey has been a witness to countless…

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Pamela’s Story

Undoubtedly, the year 2020 forced change within homes all across the world. As with numerous individuals, Pamela Houston is learning to adapt. The trials and tribulations for Pamela began when she received her notice for a mandatory temporary leave of…

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Thank You

United Way of the Coastal Empire extends our sincere gratitude to everyone, from all across the region, who has given their time, talent, and treasure. By mobilizing the caring power of the community, you remind us all of the importance…

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2020 Donors

Thanks to you and these local companies/organizations, we can continue to help those in need.

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2020 Highlights

Looking Back 2020 has been one unforgettable year! Despite whatever challenges we've had to overcome, United Way of the Coastal Empire is choosing to acknowledge our most positive moments...all made possible because of YOU.

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Denise’s Story

American writer, Johnathon Raymond, once said, “You can’t know what you don’t know. You can’t know about things you have yet to discover.” Ultimately, we can’t know what it feels like to truly be someone else. A struggle is uniquely…

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