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The Shoe Station chain’s fundraiser for Hurricane Michael relief efforts raised $5,519 as the result of shoppers purchasing nearly 5,000 boots, shoes, and sandals in support. Customers online and in 21 Southeastern stores also made additional donations. The fundraiser’s co-sponsor, The Office of Mobile City Council Representative Levon Manzie (District 2), donated $500 to the effort.

On November 1, Shoe Station is presenting a check to the United Way of Southwest Alabama (#UWSWA). The not-for-profit organization will share proceeds with partner agencies including: American Red Cross, Feeding the Gulf Coast, Lifelines for 211, The Salvation Army, Volunteers for America, and Goodwill Easter Seals. The check presentation event will take place at 10:30 am at Shoe Station’s Hillcrest Road location in Mobile, and is open to media and the general public.

(Mobile, AL) – In the wake of Hurricane Michael, the United Way partner agencies and families in affected areas will lean on their neighboring communities for assistance in the relief and recovery process. As the community safety-net, several United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) partner agencies will be among them. Over the days and weeks ahead, the agencies will provide services for the victims of Michael, as well as the services they provide every day.

Today, UWSWA needs your help to replenish the resources required to do all the work needed. When you donate to UWSWA, you help fund all the partner agencies working in our community and across the Gulf Coast in relief and recovery efforts. Visit www.uwswa.org to give.

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) today announced staffers Sherrica Hunt (Leadership Mobile Class 2018) and Leslie C. Schraeder (Leadership Mobile Class 2012) have been promoted. Hunt was named VP of Resource Development. She has served as Manager of Donor Relations since July 2017. Schraeder was named Marketing Specialist & AFL-CIO Labor Engagement Liaison. She has served as the AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison since June 2014.

UWSWA announced the hiring of Trista Stout-Walker as Manager of Regional Development-County Relations. Under this title, Stout-Walker is responsible for the regional development of the UWSWA campaign in Choctaw, Clarke, and Washington counties.

“I am excited to join the United Way staff and to further my work with the nonprofit communities of Choctaw, Clarke, and Washington counties,” said Stout-Walker. “There are individuals and families in need in our communities, and I look forward to helping United Way raise the funds necessary to continue supporting the community programs that provide vital services to our communities in these counties.”

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) and FamilyWize announced today that local Southwest Alabama residents have saved more than $1.8 million on prescription medications through the organizations’ partnership. The results were revealed in their annual Health Impact Report, a compilation of data reflecting the health and financial support offered by United Way and FamilyWize in its joint community initiatives across the country.