Kate Massey began her first day on the job Monday with the United Way as the Director for Community Impact.
For the past year Massey played a leading role as a Director for Rebuild Joplin, helping to get 18 tornado affected families back into homes and raising funding for many others.
She is now putting that passion to work for the entire Four State area.
"I'm just so thankful to be part of an organization that is reaching into all facets of the community and not just Joplin, but the region, and working on issues that folks are having in all walks of their life, whether they were affected by the storm or not," says Massey. "This is just a way that I can continue to serve the community and serve the region in a different way."
Massey says one of her goals with the new position is to get more people involved in volunteering within their own communities.