Author: Leslie Schraeder

United Way of Southwest Alabama / Articles posted by Leslie Schraeder (Page 21)

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (AmeriCorps NCCC) Southern Region named United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) their 2020 New Sponsor of the Year at their recent Week of Celebration – Sponsor Awards. AmeriCorps NCCC Assistant Program Director Tamika Eatmon praised UWSWA for providing the River2 Team enriching service opportunities and learning experiences. One of the volunteers said, “they [UWSWA] were a dream to work with, as they would meet my team where they were at, and support us as an entire group.”  

Eatmon also recognized UWSWA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Coordinator and AmeriCorps NCCC site supervisor Brad Martin for inspiring the team while making sure they were well prepared and comfortable with their volunteer rolls.

Right now it’s easy to feel isolated. But even though we are apart, we are United. We are still a community.

We are a community that is full of hand-raisers and doers. One full of people who are strong, compassionate, generous and full of resolve. We know if we come together, we’ll get through this and be stronger on the other side.

We know, because we’ve seen the power of community. The power of this community.

Or How will you participate in #GivingTuesdayNow?

Nurses. Doctors. Grocery store employees. Delivery drivers. Warehouse workers. First responders. Truck drivers. Cleaners. There are so many people who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. They continue to help keep our community safe and the world running. To honor and celebrate their ongoing sacrifice, let’s say thank you!

Join United Way of Southwest Alabama on May 5 as we rally the entire community to say thank you to the essential workers who have tirelessly and bravely continued to do their jobs. Our effort will be one part of a bigger day of giving and unity called #GivingTuesdayNow.

Petters Family Foundation Supports United Way of the Virginia Peninsula’s Emergency Fund for COVID-19 Recovery With $1,000,000 Donation slated for families in need in communities in Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana

The Petters Family Foundation has committed $1 million to United Way of the Virginia Peninsula to assist individuals and families affected by the coronavirus in the communities of the Virginia Peninsula, Greater Pascagoula (South Mississippi), Southwest Alabama and Greater New Orleans. The Petters family is providing critical support to families in need through the United Way in the belief that process is the most efficient and impactful way to address this crisis. The United Way organizations in the communities listed above have established Coronavirus Recovery Funding campaigns to support its hardest hit families as well as to provide support to non-profits working on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Austal USA (Austal) hosted their annual charity golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Magnolia Grove Golf Course in Mobile, Ala., March 12-13. For the past nine years, this event has benefited the United Way of Southwest Alabama and is the largest single fundraiser held on our behalf. We could not be more grateful for their annual support and look forward to working with them for years to come. The team at Austal, in collaboration with UWSWA staff, does an exceptional job recruiting teams, suppliers, and sponsors who provide the means to hold this incredible event. Thank you to the team at Austal and the suppliers who support their work year-round!