The Parthenon

Ohio River Valley Red Cross makes a difference in community

Caitlin Fowkles, Contributor

April 27, 2017

Debbie Smith’s first disaster run was to Ironton, Ohio for a house fire about three years ago. The home was destroyed, black smoke billowing from what was left. A man, illuminated by the bright lights of emergency vehicles and hooked up to oxygen with a Red Cross blanket draped over his shoulders,...

Recovery Point benefits from United Way of the River Cities

Olivia Zarilla, Contributor

April 27, 2017

One thing is clear in 45-year-old Bobby Meadows’ mind. He said if he had not begun recovery for his addiction, “I’d probably be spending my life in prison or be dead.” His story, however, is not an isolated one. On Aug. 15, 2016, in the small West Virginia city of Huntington, paramedics responded...

U.W.R.C. Director discusses non-profits with MU students

Laura Gilliam, Executive Director of the United Way of the River Cities, discussed her work and faith with UKirk students Tuesday night.

Amanda Gibson, Copy Editor

April 27, 2017

United Way of the River Cities executive director, Laura Gilliam, is passionate about nonprofits, a field in which she has spent most of her career. Before Gilliam joined the United Way team a little over a decade ago, she worked in insurance in multiple states until she and her husband settled in ...