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NEWS & EVENTS

SEVIER UNITED NEWSLETTERS

English

December 2023 Newsletter:

Spanish

August 2023 Newsletter:

SEVIER UNITED SERVICE UPDATES

1/1/2023 to 12/31/2023: Report on Services 

  • Total number of phone calls or texts received =  798

  • Requests thru the Website =  70

  • Legal Aid questions or referrals  =  138

  • Referrals for work =  157

  • Production of documents/Notarization =  81

  • Helped establish small business = 2

  • Pregnant Women =  49

  • Distribution of diapers/wipes =  225 Boxes

  • Children clothes/shoes =  501 children

  • Other referrals or other service provided = 322​

 

​As a matter of clarification, many people asking for resources (food, legal aid, medical help, etc.), also identify themselves as pregnant, having an infant child, or in need of diapers, car seats, crib, stroller, playpen, clothes and shoes, furniture, etc.

OTHER SERVICES:
Items and services provided at community events and schools to support Community Needs & Health Education:

  • Translation in schools = 113 volunteer hours

  • Participated and translated at community events = 265 volunteer hours

    • Sevier County Lions Club Vision Clinic = 11 interpreters

    • Pigeon Forge Safety Day and gave away 16 pounds of candy, 100 free kids meals to Texas Roadhouse, and numerous toys.

    • Sevierville National Night Out

    • King Family Library' Back to School Event

    • Mt. Hope Health Fairs (July & October)

  • 940 diapers

  • 2,828 feminine and hygiene products

SPECIAL PROJECTS:

  • Member of 2023 Covenant Health Task Force.

  • Created “Happy Meals” brochure for CASA and DCS.

  • School Project #1: Supply Feminine Sanitary Pads for Girls in 23 Sevier County Schools: 

    • 5,900 Feminine Products & 47 volunteer hours

    • Positively touching the lives of 1,200+ students and their families

  • School Project #2: Provide hygiene items for Sevier County School students:

    • 480 individual packages & 11 volunteer hours

EVENTS HOSTED:

  • End of Life Directives Clinic

  • Immigration Information Session for Newcomers

ADDITIONALLY,

Sevier United Co-Hosted the Sevier County Health Department Health Fair (May 11, 2023) and gave away:

  • 47 bags of diapers

  • 52 big bags with hygiene items, feminine products and 8 bags of washing detergent.

  • 17 smaller bags with feminine products and washing detergent.

  • 49 bags with products (corn, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, avocados, bananas & grapes)

  • 17 pairs of reading glasses and took 5 applications for the Vision Clinic and one for the Hearing Clinic while manning the Sevier County Lions Club table.

Special thanks to our partners: Helping Mamas, SMARM, and Second Harvest.

 

Received AWARD:

2023 Partner and Leadership Award from the State of Tennessee Public Health Association

Sevier United's Volunteer Hours:

  • God's Closet (Sevier United's Ministry) = 1,200 

  • Website design & updates = 344 

  • Facebook  = 80 

  • Administrative = 1,440 

  • Translation and Participation at community events = 378 

  • Special Projects = 58

3,500 Estimated Volunteer Hours &

Positively Touching the Lives of 7,367+ people in Sevier County in 2023! 

2022 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

·        Registration, ESL Orientation, and Parent Teacher Conferences at our schools (totaling 69 hours).

 

·        Community Events, where we had a booth and provided informational resources to our community (6 Events totaling 12 hours and several volunteers).

 

·        Participation at School Events (4 Events totaling 16 hours and several volunteers).

 

·        Speaking at organizations on behalf of Sevier United (5 Events).

 

·        Registration for “Toys for Tots” and “Teen Christmas” (2 days).

 

·        Interpretation, Creation, and Notarization of Documents for 31 families.

 

·        Interpretation of documents for government organizations – 4.

 

·        Job referrals – 18 people.

 

·        Helped establish small businesses for 2 people.

 

·        Provided materials (clothes, shoes, food, etc.) and resources (food, medical, mental health, educational, special services, transportation, immigration, etc.) needed for 137 families.

 

·        Facebook and Instagram publications for the community.  Continuous postings (almost daily) with reminders, resources, and activities in our community.

 

·        Website.  Electronically providing resources and information for the community in English, Spanish, and Russian.  Currently, working on adding Ukrainian.

 

·       Electronic Office Infrastructure has been established.  This includes individual professional emails using our domain name for our Board Members and others, a Zoom account, team and public calendars, new organizational telephone number and voicemail, as well as many other IT services.

 

PROJECTS IN PROGRESS: 

 

·        Providing a “Survivor Skills” Manual from English to Spanish with diverse scenarios. 

·        Preparing a “Hispanic Cookbook” for the Foster Parents housing Hispanic children. 

·        Online Donation availability.

 

FUTURE PROGRAM:

 

·        Create a “Survivor Skills” Manual from Spanish to English.  We hope to have it available on both our Website and Facebook.  We hope it will help people aware that they can make progress communicating in English and become enthusiastic about learning English.  

Clapping Audience

​Sevier United Monthly Meeting:

  • Third Tuesday of every month (12:30 pm to 2:00 pm).  The Board of Directors and Members of Sevier United Meeting.  Location: King Family Library (408 High Street Sevierville, Tennessee, 37862.)

ALL ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE.

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