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United Way of Southwest Alabama / Articles posted by UWSWA

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.

Three Palmer Pillans Middle School students from Mobile, AL, who participated in the Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge program left for Munich, Germany on Tuesday, May 2, 2018, to participate in the Flying Experience Day in celebration of the Airbus Foundation’s 10th Anniversary. The students, traveling with Pillans Principal Jacinda Hollins and UWSWA Vice President of Community Impact Laurie Childers, will represent their school among other Airbus Flying Challenge participants from five countries.

On Friday, April 27, 2018, the third year of the Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge came to an end with an exciting closing event at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center (Exploreum) where  students and volunteer mentors enjoyed touring the Permian Monsters Exhibit and the Scratch Factory followed by a trip to the Airbus Americas Engineering  (Airbus Engineering) office in Mobile for a tour and a certificate ceremony recognizing the students for completing the mentorship program for this school year. An extra bonus to the program this year:  three students from Palmer Pillans Middle School (Pillans) have been chosen to represent Mobile’s participants at a global gathering of Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge mentees in Munich, Germany, next month.