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June 2022 Community Impact Blog - Be Kind Humans

Community Impact Blog: Be Kind Humans

By Trista Stout-Walker, Vice President of Community Impact

As we celebrate the events and holidays this month, it has given me the opportunity to have a teachable moment with my family. My oldest asked me why I was off on Monday, June 20. I was able to serve as my child’s teacher and explain Juneteenth. I used the discussion to stress the importance of kindness and recognizing human dignity. I watered the seed of humility, and hopefully, it will grow within my daughter. It is tough being a parent, but I am grateful that I can have open conversations with my girls. Southwest Alabama can learn from past mistakes and be open to equality.

United Way and our community partners encounter individuals in their greatest moments of need. We all should practice kindness and meet others where they are. Together we can grow in love and appreciation. If you are in need of services, please call 2-1-1, United Way’s health and human support hotline. If you are interested in learning more about United Way of Southwest Alabama, visit