The 60-inch Internet-accessible television set will help the United Way in the way it provides training opportunities for its program partners and other non-profit entities in the local community.
“This contribution will make a significant impact on the way that we are able to provide information at these training sessions,” said Matt Ryerson, United Way president and CEO. “We appreciate U.S. Money Shops and the Jones family for this very special donation.”
Glen Coronis, chief operating officer for U.S. Money Shops, said that the company is pleased to be able to provide United Way with this assistance.
“The United Way of Bradley County provides our community with the services and programs that are needed to improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable citizens,” he said. “That is why U.S. Money Shops is always grateful to lend support.”
Will Jones, director of acquisitions for Jones Properties, agreed.
“U.S. Money Shops gives to United Way because we believe in their mission to solve local problems in Bradley County through leadership and community building,” Jones said. “By demonstrating compassion, caring, and sharing, the United Way makes Bradley County a better place to live.”
Ryerson said that the television will be placed in the United Way’s conference room.
“I know that it will help us present information to those in attendance at meetings and trainings in a much better way than we have before,” he said.
Ryerson added that U.S. Money Shops’ parent company, Jones Management, has been a great United Way supporter for many years. This year, the company was one of the first to utilize The Venue Creekside for its United Way presentation, which included skits and music from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland.
“Thank you to Glen and Will for this donation, to Steve Hixson for his leadership in several United Way related projects at Jones Management and Check Into Cash, and to Allan (Jones) for his continued commitment to our community,” Ryerson said.
Jones Management, its affiliated companies, and Check Into Cash, have served as community supporters for years. Founder Allan Jones has been a philanthropic leader in Bradley County, as evidenced by his support in such events as the Halloween Block Party, scholarships at Cleveland State Community College, refurbishing Craigmiles Hall, a number of school and community capital projects, and helping to landscape the community through coordination of many tree projects.
United Way has always been one of Jones’ many community endeavors as well.
“My dad, Bill Jones, told me to give more than my fair share each year to the United Way and I always have,” Jones said. “I strongly believe the United Way makes the biggest difference in changing lives and strengthening Cleveland and Bradley County.”