United Way and community partners wish to recognize Wednesday, February 11th, (2/11) as Mass 2-1-1 Day. Mass 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, multilingual information resource and referral program with sponsorships from United Way available 24/7 365 days a year. By dialing 2-1-1 from any telephone, individuals can connect with trained, certified call-takers who will assist with information and referrals for important non-emergency health and human services, as well as volunteer opportunities. These services are also available online by visiting www.Mass211help.org.
United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, Inc. (UWGAT) has been a proud sponsor and supporter of Mass 2-1-1 from its inception in 2006.
Mass 2-1-1 partners with MEMA (Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency) as the official emergency call-center for Massachusetts; in the event of a state-wide disaster, severe weather, and public health and safety concerns. Mass 2-1-1 is NOT for emergencies; it serves as a valuable information and referral service for non 911 emergencies.
As your local United Way, we advocate for this valuable community resource and want everyone to be aware of this invaluable resource. You do not need to know exactly the type of service you need, just knowing you do need assistance will help call takers best assess which resources to share. For more information about Mass 2-1-1, please visit their website www.Mass211.org.
New Director of Finance
Kim Shulman joined United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, Inc. (UWGAT) on January 5, 2015 as the new Director of Finance.
“We are excited to be welcoming Kim as our new Director of Finance. Her experience in both nonprofit and for profit sectors provide Kim with the knowledge and skill set to serve our organization and community efficiently and effectively on our mission to advance the common good,” according to Jamie Crossman, President and CEO.
Kim has a background in non-profit program administration and small business accounting. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Salem State College and a master’s degree in Non-Profit Administration from Boston University.
She began her career directing programs for children and families in Boston with the Dorchester House and MSPCC. She made a transition to finance in 2009 and started a bookkeeping business that led to full time roles as the Management Accountant for BBA Remanufacturing in Taunton and the Finance Director for the Boch Ice Center in Dedham.
“I am so pleased to have this opportunity to bring my career full circle as the Director of Finance for United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton and be part of the wonderful work done by UWGAT in my own community,” said Shulman.
A native of Milford, MA, Kim has lived in Norton for 13 years with her husband, David, and 9 year old son, Charlie.
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