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United Way Distributes Face Masks Donated by Airbus to 45 Area Agencies

On Monday, May 18, United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) received a generous donation of 10,000 face masks from Airbus. The masks were made available to community non-profits in Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, and Washington Counties. .

Tuesday afternoon was the first of three distribution days for 45 partner agencies and other community nonprofits that have expressed a need for them. Requests were taken and appointments made on a first-come-first-serve basis. Wednesday, May 20 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. and Thursday, May 21 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. are the other distribution days.

“Airbus is proud to support the United Way of Southwest Alabama with the donation of these masks,” said Daryl Taylor, Vice President & General Manager of the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility.  “The UWSWA helps so many people in our community who are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Airbus team members in Mobile are grateful for their efforts, and that we are able to contribute to their important work.”

UWSWA President & CEO Jill Chenoweth said, “We cannot thank Airbus enough for their support and for this very generous donation. Every community agency had to make adjustments to their operations to safely serve their clients. The Airbus face masks provide an important resource to help them keep staff and clients healthy. As the community planner, convener, and implementer, UWSWA is honored Airbus chose us to distribute the masks to our partners and other local agencies that make up the Community Safety-net.”

Participating organizations include:

  • Alabama Coastal Foundation,
  • Alpha Women’s’ Resource Center*,
  • AltaPointe Intellectual Disabilities*,
  • Arc of Southwest Alabama*,
  • United Way of Baldwin County,
  • Bayou Clinic,
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama*,
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama*,
  • Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama*,
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Mobile*,
  • The Child Advocacy Center*,
  • Communities of Transformation,
  • Crittenton Youth Services*, 
  • Dumas Wesley Community Center*,
  • East Coast Migrant Head Start Project,
  • Fairhope Point Clear Rotary Youth Club,
  • Family Promise of Coastal Alabama*,
  • Franklin Primary Health*,
  • Fuse Project,
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama,
  • Habitat of Humanity of Southwest Alabama,
  • Home of Grace*,
  • Lifelines Family Counseling*,
  • Little Sisters of the Poor,
  • McKemie Place*, 
  • Mobile Community Action*, 
  • Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy*,
  • Penelope House*,
  • Ransom Ministries,
  • Scouting Mobile Area Council,
  • Sickle Cell Disease Association Mobile Chapter*,
  • St. Mary’s Home*,
  • The Learning Tree*,
  • The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama*,
  • Town of Lisman,
  • United Cerebral Palsy*,
  • UWSWA*,
  • Via Health, Fitness & Enrichment*, 
  • Victory Health Partners*,
  • Volunteers of America Southeast (VOASE)*, and
  • Wilmer Hall*.

About Airbus

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019, it generated revenues of € 70 billion and employed a workforce of around 135,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Agencies with * are UWSWA partner agencies.

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