What does it mean to Live United? Often times, the reality is it is much more complex than the phrase. It means that you agree to live for something larger than yourself. It means that you stand for what is right and just. It means that you believe that everyone deserves the same opportunity to have an equitable seat at the table. And, when you are choosing to Live United, it means that you invest in bringing those realities to life. It takes all walks of life, their perspectives and experiences to make up our community. What defines this community is deeply rooted in the values of what make us proud to call Southwest Alabama home. Loving thy neighbor is a tenant that has been engrained in our children since birth. And those children have grown up to be adults who now have an even greater ability to impact our community – for the better – by changing lives and saving lives through their investment in Southwest Alabama. We have professional business leaders, community leaders, those who lead in critical areas of public service, commerce & industry, education, finance and the healthcare field. We have those who advocate for more jobs, those who advocate for the protection of our natural resources, and those who fight every day to ensure equitable access to health and human services. And all of those people have one thing in common – they choose to Live United. 

Mass vaccination event coming to Mobile County  – 02.02.21

MOBILE – As part of a statewide effort to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination in Alabama, mass vaccination clinics will take place in each of the state’s public health districts next week. There is no cost to receive a vaccine, but everyone vaccinated must be in an eligible group, wear a mask and bring valid identification.

Mobile County is among the eight locations selected by the Alabama Department of Public Health to be a part of the initiative. This includes several hospitals in Mobile: Ascension Providence, Mobile Infirmary, USA Health and Springhill Medical. Dates, times, locations and other details about the sites are available by clicking on https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine/mass-clinics.html.

United Way of Southwest Alabama strives to make our community a better place. UWSWA and our partners support and employ a diverse group of individuals. Diversity provides the opportunity to learn and understand cultures, traditions, experiences, barriers, and strengths that can be found in Southwest Alabama. The Community Impact team strives to grasp the pulse of Southwest Alabama. The past has highlighted the need and desire for continued exploration of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

ADPH launches COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Check and Scheduling – 02.02.21

MONTGOMERY –The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has launched an online portal for individuals to check their eligibility for vaccination and make appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at county health departments. The easy-to-navigate portal also provides up-to-date information about additional drive-through and walk-in clinics being offered. The portal can be accessed at https://www.alcovidvaccine.gov/  

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by Candid, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress UWSWA is making toward its mission, Candid is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios. Everyone can see UWSWA’s strategy, metrics, and achievements. Check out our updated nonprofit profile on Candid at https://www.guidestar.org/Profile/63-0351568.

COVID-19 Vaccination Updated 01.29.2021

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday starting February 8, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people 65 or older, and additional groups of frontline workers. The Vaccine Allocation Plan is available at www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine/assets/adph-covid19-vaccination-allocation-plan.pdf.

All In Credit Union awards United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) a $7,000 grant to help fund the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) program. The grant is part of a larger donation of $100,000 being given back to the community to help nonprofits increase or expand their services. The UWSWA’s grant will fund a full year of books to 151 children who are currently registered to participate in the program. 

UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST ALABAMA'S RESPONSE TO HURRICANE ZETA

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