News & Voices

Jean Montgomery
Monday, April 22, 2024
Jean Montgomery must like challenges. As a United Way of Sumner County volunteer, Jean takes on two of the most challenging volunteer roles we offer: serving on one of our event fundraising committees and then serving on an Allocations Committee…
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Eleanor* lost her job and had fallen behind on her mortgage payments. Unfortunately, the mortgage company started the foreclosure process shortly after those first few missed payments. She tried to take money out of her 401K to pay off the mortgage…
3 babies with thoughts about free diapers
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Updated May 21, 2024: TennCare announcement regarding new benefits for families and children. - "...more parents and caregivers will qualify for TennCare beginning June 1, 2024; and, effective in August 2024, TennCare will become the first Medicaid…
Clayton Hannah
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
  Volunteers get involved with United Way through many different avenues. For United Way of Sumner County Board Member Clayton Hannah it began through his employer, Volunteer State Bank in Portland. “The bank has always done a workplace campaign…
food delivery to senior man
Thursday, March 14, 2024
Amazing Grace Mission delivers "Friday Meals" to seniors at low income apartment complexes for 55+/disabled residents. During one such session, they met a resident who was not a part of the program.  They asked if she would like to be added to…
Gala attendees during Live Auction for 2024 Gala United
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Guests enjoy bourbon tasting in VIP Lounge   On Friday, February 16, 2024, United Way of Sumner County (UWSC) held our Gala United - an Elegant Evening at the Speakeasy presented by TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center and TriStar Skyline…
Len Silverman speaking at 2024 UWSC Gala United
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Len Silverman speaking at 2024 Gala United Volunteer work at United Way of Sumner County involves a wide assortment of duties including assisting with mailings, stuffing campaign bags with United Way material, taking inventory, data entry,…
group of teens taking selfie
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
The following comments were taken from student and teacher comments submitted after attending a Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center Sexual Risk Avoidance presentation in the Fall of 2022 and/or Spring of 2023: Portland High School Student: I really…
UWSC CEO Erin Birch hugs disaster victim
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
CEO Erin Birch hugs a disaster victim at Disaster Headquarters after tornado   On Saturday, December 9, 2023, Sumner County was hit by an EF2 tornado with a max width of 400 yards and winds up to 130mph that travelled over 29 miles, first…
UWSC Volunteers at 2023 United We Feed Drive
Friday, January 19, 2024
UWSC volunteers helping at 2023 United We Feed Drive   The 2023 United We Feed Drive was held November 1 - 30, 2023.  Sixteen businesses from Gallatin, Hendersonville, Portland, Westmoreland, and White House served as public drop-off locations…