Alabama Power Donates $105,000 to the United Way
On Tuesday, November 10, Alabama Power donated $105,000 to the United Way of Southwest Alabama’s (UWSWA) 2020 Annual Campaign. Alabama Power Mobile Division Vice President Patrick Murphy presented the check to President & CEO Jill Chenoweth and Vice President of Resource Development Justine Herlihy Bixler. Campaign donations are used for program grants for our 46 partner agencies and to fund our 11 internal programs.
“Alabama Power Foundation is very proud to partner with the United Way of Southwest Alabama to help provide a safety net for our local communities,” said Murphy. “Our foundation has a long history of supporting United Way organizations all across the state. In addition, our employees also give back through the United Way’s workplace giving campaign.”
Alabama Power is one of our largest workplace campaigns. Their employees not only provide very generous financial support, they volunteer with the UWSWA and most of our partner agencies on a regular basis.
“The United Way of Southwest Alabama is grateful for our partnership with Alabama Power” said Chenoweth. “Alabama Power and its employees are tremendous assets to the UWSWA and to Southwest Alabama”.
In addition to Alabama Power donations, the Alabama Power Foundation donated $24,600 to the Covid-19 Community Crisis Fund. Community Crisis emergency grants were allocated to our partner agencies to help them remain open and provide direct services to Southwest Alabama.
About Alabama Power
Alabama Power Company, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), provides safe, reliable, affordable electricity to more than 1.4 million customers across the state. Learn more at www.alabamapower.com.
About Alabama Power Foundation
The Alabama Power Foundation celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019. Since its creation in 1989 with funds donated by shareholders, the foundation has provided support to Alabama communities, educational institutions and nonprofits with non-ratepayer money through more than 20,000 grants and scholarships. To learn more about the Alabama Power Foundation and its charitable initiatives, please visit https://powerofgood.com
About United Way of Southwest Alabama
The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) serves Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, and Washington Counties. Created in 1926 as a Community Chest, UWSWA’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the community. The vision of UWSWA is to strengthen communities by focusing on uniting and mobilizing resources in support of the building blocks for a better life: Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Essentials. UWSWA has raised and invested more than $240 million into our community to help strengthen the capacity of positive community progress. Many of these issues that affect our community are addressed by the funded programs and initiatives that help more than 500,000 local people each year.
The Clarke County Outreach Center in Grove Hill was made possible through an Alabama Power Foundation Elevate Grant. The center is a central hub for UWSWA partner agencies serving Clarke County and surrounding counties to meet and provide their full spectrum of services to residents of the county, and is not be limited to programs funded by UWSWA. Having a physical presence in Clarke County helps mitigate transportation challenges as well as increase awareness of the programs and services available to residents. For more information, visit www.uwswa.org.