On Wednesday, September 1, United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) announced its 2021 Volunteer and Campaign Award recipients as part of its Annual Community Campaign Kickoff. Each year, UWSWA recognizes and celebrates the people, organizations, and workplaces that work tirelessly to change lives and save lives in Southwest Alabama. Fox 10 newscasts highlighted the award recipients, and UWSWA highlighted them in four Facebook Lives.

On Wednesday, September 1, 2021, United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) will feature its partner agencies, internal programs, award winners, sponsors, and pacesetters. During all of the FOX 10 newscasts, including Studio 10, there will be guests appearing to talk about all things UWSWA. In addition to the television broadcast, Fox 10 and UWSWA will each host live streamed segments on Facebook.

This year, iHeart Radio local stations will feature UWSWA on its 5 local radio stations and digital platforms.

The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) welcomed Kora Myers as a Spring 2021 intern. Kora attends the University of South Alabama, majoring in Communication with a concentration in Strategic Communication and minoring in Sports Marketing. She grew up in Vineland, Alabama which is in Marengo County.

Kora chose to become an intern at UWSWA because it gives her an opportunity to see what it is like to design for a nonprofit agency. Working with UWSWA also gives her a creative outlet while also giving her professional and design skills for the future.

Office Manager Erica Berger joined United Way of Southwest Alabama when she was hired as temporary help during the holidays. She enjoyed the work so much that she wanted to stay. “An opportunity came up and they called and asked if I was interested and I was,” she said. “I’ve been here for 3 years.”

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) — Fox10 News kicked off a brand new project Wednesday, teaming up with the United Way of Southwest Alabama, PlayPower and ‘Make an Impact’ to build a brand new playground at Walsh Park.

Walsh Park, located at 1401 Windsor Ave in Mobile, has given children in the surrounding neighborhood a space to get outdoors and play but has been missing something — that something being a playground.

The playground that will be built will be more than just a place for play, it will also be great for families and neighbors to create memories together.

The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) welcomed Mia Lormand as a Spring 2021 intern. Mia attends Spring Hill College, majoring in Studio Art and minoring in Graphic Design. She grew up in the “Frog Capital of the World”, Rayne, Louisiana. 

Mia chose to become an intern at UWSWA because it gave her a chance to improve her graphic design skills in a professional setting and to serve the community in new and exciting ways. She believes the best way to improve the community is bu ensuring there is a sense of fellowship amongst community members. She said, “If everyone is willing to lend a hand, the entire community improves. I find that sharing food is the best way to create a sense of solidarity.

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