10/22/2013 12:58 PM
by Nadine Grimley
(Picture Courtesy: United Way of the Virginias on Facebook)
BLUEFIELD - The United Way of the Virginias Executive Director resigned as the charity organization works to regain it's tax-exempt status and state registration.
According to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, President Gary Denardo said the organization suspended it's funding campaign and isn't accepting donations until the status and charity registration is restored. Denardo also said Executive Director Michelle Carter submitted her resignation.
The Bluefield-based organization served McDowell and Mercer Counties as well as Buchanan, Bland, and Tazewell Counties in Virginia.
Jake Glance, a spokesman for the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office, said the organization lost its tax-exempt status and charity registration in 2008 because it didn't file the required reports.
Denardo said the organization had paid $1,525 dollars in late filing and registration fees.