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"Since 1992 Tellico Village and United Way of Loudon County have been partners in raising funding for 28 to 33 non-profits that provide critical social services in Loudon County. To date this partnership has raised over $1.6 million. In addition many Tellico Village residents provide invaluable volunteer support to many of these agencies. Through United Way and their partner agencies, Tellico Village clearly sets the standard of what it means to LIVE UNITED!"
-Judy Fenton (Executive Director, United Way of Loudon County)



 By now you should have received a letter and promotional material from the TV Steering Committee about the 2020 campaign. As every facet of contemporary life, United Way has been impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic. These impacts have effected both the collection as well as the disbursement side of the UW operation. On the collection side the impacts have ranged from loss of economic wherewithal to support the campaign to the growth of other worthwhile endeavors in the community seeking resources from residents.

  On the disbursement side, UW has seen the need for resources by its partner agencies grow substantially. These needs have been generated by the impact the pandemic has had on Loudon County residents either because of loss of income due to job losses or curtailment or an increase in needs because of the impact of the disease.

  The letter cites several examples of the growth of these needs. Most center around mitigating the impact of the virus on individuals and families coping with its financial or physical impact. These needs will continue into the foreseeable future until the disease can be conquered.

 We in the village have, by and large, been spared from the impact of the disease both health-wise and economically. So please take advantage of this opportunity to contribute to UW and assist your fellow Loudon County residents who are not so fortunate. This is a fight in which we all have a role to play. Make yours economic by donating to UWLC.

 There are three ways in which you can donate. You can use the pledge form included with your letter and mail your donation to UW c/o Judy Gibbons at 216 Talah Way. You can save the cost of a stamp by going online to https://www.unitedwayloudoncounty.org/ or call 865-532-9131 Ext 572 to make your donation.

  The need is great and your participation is the only thing that will help us meet it. THANK YOU in advance for your support.




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About 17 years ago boating was becoming popular for the residents of TV and with it a corresponding rise in incidents occurring on the lake. These included accidents, mechanical problems, fuel shortages and in some cases medical emergencies. At the time there was no AAA-like organization to help these boaters in distress. A group of villagers came up with the idea of forming an organization that could respond to these type emergencies and in 2002 formed TBART. One of the immediate problems the organization faced was financial and specifically, finding enough funds to pay for required insurance. It turned to UWLC which immediately provided a several thousand dollar grant to fund the insurance required to commence operations. Based on this it can be literally stated that UWLC did, in fact, help TBART get started.

Another TV organization that UWLC provided seed money to start was STAYinTV. In 2011 as the concept of it was being fleshed out, UWLC, along with several service organizations in the village, provided funds to get it off the ground. In the case of UWLC it amounted to a grant of $1,500. In 2014 the concept of the Rides Program of STAYinTV was being developed. One critical need was software to manage and coordinate the rides requests with the available drivers. This required computer assistance and UWLC funded the initial requirement with a $1,000 grant. Several years later the need for funding for computer support arose again and UWLC provided another grant, this time $500, to fund the need. 

The lesson that emerges from these stories is that UWLC stands ready to help providing services to the Loudon County community. It can only do this if you generously donate to UWLC. Another important lesson is that UWLC stands ready to return the collected funds to serve a need of the residents of Tellico Village when it arises.

If you want to discuss this or other issues about United Way use the link on Nextdoor to the 2019 United Way Campaign group at https://nextdoor.com/groups/23800432/

There are three ways you can donate:

  • the simplest way is to use the link posted below to make credit card donation:  https://www.unitedwayknox.org/comm/SinglePageRegPledge.jsp
  • use the payment form you received in the mail and send a check to UWLC;
  • if you have not made your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA contact your financial Advisor and use it to make a donation. 

As this report notes, your donation helps not only Tellico Village residents but others in the county with problems. Your support is appreciated. THANK YOU.

Our experience tells us the best way to help the most people is to focus on the underlying causes of the most serious problems. Here in our community, we’re focused on critical issues like:
  • helping individuals have access to healthcare
  • providing children and adults with education and life skills
  • ensuring basic needs and emergency services are available
It takes the whole community working together to reach our goals in these areas. So we bring people together from all across the community— government, business, faith groups, non profits, and concerned citizens. If it requires fund-raising or getting people to work together, that’s what we do.

Your United Way contribution works to bring lasting change right here because that’s what matters

Last year, your gift to United Way touched the lives of 1 in 5 people in our community. Thanks to your support, seniors were able to remain independent, children received new clothes for school, and families received emergency assistance with food, medicine, and utilities.

United Way’s priorities reflect our community’s changing needs. Throughout the year, United Way is mobilizing trained volunteers to study those needs, and only after careful consideration, do they choose to invest resources where they will get measurable results.

United Way works diligently and responsibly to maximize our donors’ investments. By partnering with volunteers to assist in the annual campaign and encouraging collaboration among our community partners, United Way is able to ensure that your gift has a greater impact.

Nothing is more important to us than the trust and confidence of our donors. As the leading charitable institution in our community, representing their wishes is critical to our continued success. At United Way, we know that trust can never be assumed–it is earned.

Whether you donate your time or give through the annual campaign, your United Way contribution is an investment in our community.

Making an individual gift or giving through your employer's charitable giving campaign to the Community Care Fund is the easiest and most powerful way to improve lives.

Your contribution, no matter how great or small, makes a difference. When combined with the gifts of others, you are supporting a coordinated network of health and human services that are changing lives for at-risk kids, senior citizens, people with disabilities, and many more of your friends and neighbors.

By focusing our community's resources on the most pressing needs,we are able to provide solutions and make a lasting impact right here in our community. That's the strength of the United Way.

United Ways work with volunteers and local nonprofits to develop the best opportunities for youth, bust working adults, and seniors to serve. For more information on how you can get involved, click HERE.

By calling 211, our region's information referral line, your family and friends can find assistance. Click HERE for more information.

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Visit our website:  www.unitedwayloudoncounty.org for additional information

United Way P.O. Box 145 
Lenoir City, TN 37771 

Tel: (865) 582-4082 
Fax: (865) 522-7312 


Created: December 2017
Last Updated: October 28, 2019