The Chamber Ambassadors honored Greater Valdosta United Way, Inc. with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 to celebrate their new facility.
Greater Valdosta United Way seeks to create positive change by bringing resources together to help people in the community.
“I love what I do because I enjoy helping other people and constantly making connections,” shared Melissa Register, Development Coordinator.
Register and her counterparts are happy to connect other nonprofits with leaders in the community to raise funds and awareness so they can focus on the work they need and love to do.
This organization of good will now has a permanent home for the first time in its 65 years of operation, which was more than worthy of a celebration.
The new home to Greater Valdosta United Way is none other than a 110 year old historic house located on Patterson Street in the heart of Valdosta. The staff has worked hard to maintain the house’s charm while making it a professional environment with a warm, empathetic vibe to all who enter.
The organization is constantly looking to aid and support others. They are currently the voice for 19 local nonprofits throughout five counties in South Georgia.
The new location brings the capability to serve not just the Greater Valdosta United Way employees and their company, but the entire community.
“We renovated a building behind our new location to utilize as a classroom for financial literacy classes and to also use as a meeting place for small nonprofit agencies and their board meetings,” said Register.
Greater Valdosta United Way has been a member of the Chamber since 1977. Many of the connections they make for fellow nonprofits start with help from the Chamber.
“The Chamber helps us connect with all the right businesses and donors in the community,” Register adds.
For more information on Greater Valdosta United Way, call them at 229-242-2208 or visit them at their new location, 1609 N. Patterson Street.