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Mobile County has been awarded Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Federal Emergency Management Agency (EMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).

Mobile County has been chosen to receive $150,167 for emergency food and shelter funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, helping to expand their capacity.

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) announced Lindsay Lum as a new New Outreach & Community Engagement Coordinator. In this position, Lindsay will coordinate volunteers and affinity groups, leadership development, company or agency sponsored programs, provide case management for UWSWA’s disaster services, and work with community organizations to plan, organize, implement, and evaluate community impact activities to ensure a successful, stronger Southwest Alabama.

Resource Development Blog: Looking Forward
By: Lauren Luckie, Manager of Donor Relations

The final days of the first month in a new year are always fascinating to me. It is a time to take stock on where one stands on their New Year’s Resolutions. As I reflect on the challenges, growth, and joyous moments that happened this month, I am called to pause and reflect. What can be adjusted moving forward? Despite my best intentions, I find that king cake has already put a damper on my commitment to eating less sugar. Other than that, at the close of this year’s “chapter one”, there is much to look forward to.

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA), with the generous help of our volunteers, launches the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program on Monday, January 30, 2023. The VITA program offers FREE tax filing help to people whose household income is $60,000 or less. We also serve taxpayers over the age of sixty as well as persons with disabilities.

By Trista Stout-Walker, Vice President of Community Impact

As I reflect on a new year, I think about a picture of my children playing at a park. My older child is gleefully sliding head first down the slide, with not a care in the world. My younger child has stumbled and face planted traveling up the turf back to the top of the slide. There was a safer way to get back to the top, but she was following my lead and taking a quicker, strenuous path. It did not work out for her, and she required my assistance. 

The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) will host a food distribution on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Lifeline Food Pantry (2405 Coffeeville Road, Jackson) to provide Thanksgiving food to the workers laid off from PCA in Jackson, Alabama. Distribution will be from noon to 2:00PM. Families should bring the following documentation: Valid I.D., verification of previous PCA employment, and number of individuals in the household including the number under 18.

Blog by Barbara Saverino

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