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United Way of Southwest Alabama Announces Clarke County Outreach Center Ribbon Cutting

Grove Hill, AL – United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) announced a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on May 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the new Clarke County Outreach Center (CCOC). The center is located at 118 Clark Street in Grove Hill.

The ceremony will include remarks from Joe Bedwell, Clarke County Chair of BancorpSouth Bank, UWSWA Board member, and Clarke County Committee member; Dr. Tony Waldrop, UWSWA Board Chair and President of University of South Alabama; Mobile County District One Commissioner Merceria Ludgood; UWSWA President and CEO Jill Chenoweth; and others. Guests are invited for tours of the facility and refreshments.

The CCOC was made possible through an Alabama Power Foundation Elevate Grant. The center will be a central hub for UWSWA partner agencies serving Clarke County to meet and provide their full spectrum of services to residents of the county, and will not be limited to programs funded by UWSWA . Having a physical presence in Clarke County will help mitigate transportation challenges as well as increase awareness of the programs and services available to residents. UWSWA also plans to increase funding in the county to provide more resources to its partner agencies. Services are scheduled to begin June 4, 2019. Outreach services days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

UWSWA partner agencies that have expressed interest in occupying the center include: American Red Cross serving the Gulf Coast, Catholic Social Services, Drug Education Council, Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama, Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services, Lifelines Counseling Center, Sickle Cell Disease Association, and South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program.

About Alabama Power Foundation

The Alabama Power Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014. Since its creation in 1989 with funds donated by shareholders, the foundation has provided support to Alabama communities, educational institutions and non-profits with non-ratepayer money through more than 20,000 grants and scholarships. To learn more about the Alabama Power Foundation and its charitable initiatives, please visit