It is the mission of the Rusk County United Way Board and Organization to promote community wellness and awareness.
We will identify and monitor worthy organizations in the community, and extend support through exposure and financial outreach.
We will unite Rusk County by taking an active role in helping the vulnerable parts of our community.
This is our home.
This Place Matters.
- AMERICAN RED CROSS—Anne Brooks • 903-753-2091
Shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the
nation’s blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills through First Aid and CPR training;
and supports military members and their families.
- BIKES FOR KIDS—John Ben Perry: 903-657-3795
Buy and assemble new bicycles for distribution to needy children.
- BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF RUSK COUNTY—Peggy S. McAlister: 903-655-2112
Provides safe facilities and enriching programs for ALL youth and help them
develop qualities needed to become responsible citizens. Service provided to 6–18
year old girls and boys.
- BOY SCOUTS - EAST TEXAS AREA COUNCIL—Hank Googe: 903-597-7201
Scouting will instill values in youth enabling them to make ethical choices
throughout their lifetime. Ages 1st grade to age 20.
- DIABETES EDUCATION OUTREACH CENTER—Ella Brock: 903-655-3795
The mission is to improve the lives of all individuals affected by diabetes, to
prevent diabetes complications and to prevent diabetes. Diabetes Education is
provided in group and individual sessions.
- EAST TEXAS CHILD ADVOCATES—Executive Director: 903-753-8093
To make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children by giving them
HOPE for a better life, by providing them with a safe haven of protection, and by
helping them to develop meaningful relationships with family and others.
- EAST TEXAS COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE—Susan Erwin: 903-247-9646
Provides substance abuse screening and assessment for low-income individuals
seeking state-funded drug and alcohol treatment. Serves as a community resource
for speakers, literature and information on drug and alcohol abuse. Works with
local schools to provide drug prevention programs. 24-hour telephone help lnie.
- EAST TEXAS TREATMENT CENTER—Bobby Hale, Executive Director: 903-984-5571
Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy; Audiology services; Cardiac
Rehabilitation, Stress Testing, Osteoporosis Program, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic
Programs; Sponsorships available for financially challenged patients.
- FIRE HORSE FARM THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER—
Heather Harrison: 903-740-3473
Fire Horse Farm is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with mental,
emotional, or physical disabilities. Fire Horse Farm provides therapy through
structured terapeutic horseback riding classes.
- FRIENDS OF MORROW BRANCH LIBRARY–MT. ENTERPRISE—
Becky Adkins: 903-822-3532
Provide support for Early Childhood Literacy, Computer Assisted Learning and after
School Programs for children and basic literacy skills for adults.
- FRIENDS OF MCMILLAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY—Randi Loar: 903-859-3669
Provide supplemental funding and volunteer support to the McMillan Memorial
Library with emphasis on educational programs.
- GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHEAST TEXAS—Joyce Brown: 903-526-2007
To build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better
- HABITAT FOR HUMANITY—Jon Johnston: 903-658-1740
Habitat’s mission is to eliminate poverty housing in Henderson and Rusk County.
Habitat builds new and affordable homes for qualified applicants.
- HENDERSON BOY’S BASEBALL ASSOCIATION—Terry Everitt: 903-655-8380
Recreation and character building opportunities for boys ages 6-15. Located at the
Henderson Sports Complex. Scholarship funding available.
- HENDERSON FOOD BANK—Patsy Louviere: 903-657-8495
Nonprofit organization that helps families with food, clothes, shoes and furniture.
- HENDERSON GIRL’S SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION—Lisa Temple: 903-646-3054
Fun and competitive summer softball programs for girls ages 5-18 regardless of
ability to pay.
- HENDERSON RUSK COUNTY RESCUE UNIT—John Hicks: 903-241-3907
Respond to request from any public agency in Rusk County, such as EMT, CPR, firefighting, rescue diving, missing person searches, and weather spotting.
- HENDERSON SOCCER ASSOCIATION—Denny Eby: 903-657-9344
Fun, recreation, sportsmanship and competition for children ages 4-18 regardless
of ability to pay, as budget allows.
- MEALS ON WHEELS—Lois Durant Director: 903-729-6344
Nutritious, well-balanced meals provided both on site and at home for elderly,
chronically ill, handicapped, Mon.-Fri. Our mission is to help persons stay
independent in their homes as long as possible.
- MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING—Leslie Watson: 903-534-6000
We are dads and daughters, sons and uncles, friends and neighbors as well as
moms. We are all ages and from all walks of life. We are committed to our mission
to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent
- MT. ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC—Jill Cooley, Director: 903-392-8203
Makes available health-related services to the local population regardless of
ability to pay, age, socio-economic status, emphasizing the preventative aspects of
medical and dental service.
- ONE STEP AT A TIME, INC.—Julianna Brightwell: 903-657-6539
A community partnership pairing families experiencing crisis situations with
assistance to become self-sufficient.
- OVERTON BOY’S AND GIRL’S BASEBALL—James McCasland: 903-834-3872
Teaching ethics and morals to boys and girls ages 4–18 through discipline and
hardwork to all income levels with financial help available.
- RUSK COUNTY CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER
Kishla Salazar, Director: 903-657-0790
The center provides a safe child friendly site for the interview and sexual assault
medical exam of child abuse victims. Mental health services are available on site.
The Center serves as the central location for the coordination and planning of
interdisciplinary team case investigations.
- RUSK COUNTY 4-H—Jamie Sugg: 903-657-0376
4-H offers countless opportunities in all project areas including livestock, horses,
leadership, clothing, textiles, foods & nutrition, photography and more. 4-H is more than you ever imagined. For Youth ages 9–19.
- RUSK COUNTY CHILD WELFARE BOARD—Nancy Preston: 903-657-8079
The mission is to develop a program for the protection, care and well-being of the
abused and neglected children of the County. The board strives to educate the
community to stop child abuse and workes with the Department of Family and
Protective Services to enrich the lives of the children in its care.
- RUSK COUNTY FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS—
Roberta Vallantyne, Director: 903-655-1300
Provides advocacy for long term maintenance prescription medicines to residents
of Rusk County or persons who use a physician in Rusk County.
- RUSK COUNTY RECREATION ASSOCIATION—(Henderson Sports Complex)
Donny Griffith: 903-657-9622
Year-around family programs emphasizing Christian character building and values
development; youth programs include flag football, basketball, swimming, coach
pitch t-ball and machine pitch t-ball, karate, wrestling, and tackle football as well
as other recreational programs, regardless of ability to pay. Scholarship funding
- RUSK COUNTY CRIMESTOPPERS—Deanna Brightwell: 903-658-7093
Crimestoppers offers anonymity and financial reward for information about felony
crimes and fugitives.
- SALVATION ARMY—Kay Thompson: 903-657-1595
Year-around program of comprehensive emergency assistance, including food,
temporary shelter, and clothing.