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In the wake of the recent flooding in Louisiana, the Labor Council in Southwest Alabama collected essential items to donate to our neighbors in Louisiana. Labor affiliates and members of the public delivered donated items to the Baton Rouge community the last weekend in August.

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA), Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS), and Mobile County Commissioner for District One Merceria Ludgood have joined a nationwide effort to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month in September and have pledged to raise awareness about the value of regular school attendance and focus on reducing absenteeism in the new school year.

From July 25-27, 2016, VITA Program Coordinator Brad Martin represented United Way of Southwest Alabama and the SAFE Coalition at a meeting of the Taxpayer Opportunity Network Steering Committee in Washington, DC. The Taxpayer Opportunity Network is a program of the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED).

United Way of Southwest Alabama and FamilyWize announced today that local community members have saved more than $2.3 million on prescription medications through the organizations’ local partnership, which began in 2006. The results were revealed in the annual Health Impact Report, a compendium of data reflecting the health and financial support offered by United Way and FamilyWize in its joint community initiatives across the country.