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Mission Statement

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.

 

Sponsored Organizations

  • 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
    place.
  • 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 underage drinking.
  • 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 available.
  • 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.