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Meet Kevin!

Kevin is a participant at Murray County Developmental Center where he participates in Community Access Group and receives prevocational services.

Kevin is very self-motivated and takes pride in the work that he does. 


While at MCDC, Kevin is employed to do cleaning jobs.

He loves helping make MCDC a clean and organized place for everyone to enjoy coming to.

Kevin also began 2019 with a job at Ingles working a couple of afternoons a week. He desired more hours, and with the help of MCDC, he applied for a job at Shaw's Plant 3 Testing Center.

The job involves walking on samples of carpet, and other types of floor coverings to test the endurance of the flooring. 


Kevin was hired permanently at Shaw at the beginning of 2020.

He now works 28-35 hours a week. He received a raise, along with benefits.

MCDC continues to support Kevin and provides transportation for him to and from work.

Kevin loves his job at Shaw and hopes to continue working so that he can save money and one-day purchase land to build a home for himself.



United Way stabilizes families in crisis by supporting programs in health.


$5 a week provides transportation to and from work for an adult in supported employment.


Thanks to your gift to United Way last year:

300 elderly and home-bound individuals received services so they could stay safe in their own homes

70,533 meals were delivered to home-bound elderly

Give today and change lives


Health Strategic Guideline:

Support prevention services so youth and adults are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.


Your gift will:

Supply children with hearing, vision, and dental screenings

Help individuals receive residential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction 

Give children born with birth defects access to lifesaving medical care

Provide care for elderly and disabled individuals