Our Work

    1. VITA: Free Tax Assistance (Download flyer)
    2. Self-Improvement Book Program (Download Self Improvement Book List)
    3. Financial Classes – Upon request, Roane County United Way can arrange to host financial education classes at your site. Past topics have included the following: basic budgeting, credit counseling and more. Call 865-882-7711 and ask for the Project Freedom Coordinator.

Funds are awarded to agencies for services. Funds are to supplement emergency food and shelter programs operating in the four-county area. Agencies will be able to provide food, shelter and rent/mortgage/utility assistance on a one-time basis to individuals.

The selection of the local board was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from the following:

  • Salvation Army
  • American Red Cross
  • United Jewish Communities
  • Catholic Charities, USA
  • National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA
  • United Way of America


A local board comprised of local representatives of the national agencies and other agencies determine how funds are distributed. Agencies receiving funds must meet the criteria:


  • Private non-profit agency with a voluntary board or unit of government
  • Have an accounting system
  • Practice non-discrimination
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver services.