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The Power of Community

Right now it’s easy to feel isolated. But even though we are apart, we are United. We are still a community.

We are a community that is full of hand-raisers and doers. One full of people who are strong, compassionate, generous and full of resolve. We know if we come together, we’ll get through this and be stronger on the other side.

We know, because we’ve seen the power of community. The power of this community.

The Power of Community

United Way of Southwest Alabama has served Southwest Alabama for 94 years. During that time, we have seen this community face and survive many crises. We have made it through natural disasters, episodes of violence, financial downturns and other hardships by working together, supporting each other and creating innovative solutions to old problems.

During the last two months, this power of community has been on full display as our friends and neighbors respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Businesses, nonprofit partners and individuals have all answered the call for help. Whether it was supporting local businesses, checking on friends and neighbors living alone or out of work, or sharing hard to get supplies, we have seen how acts of kindness big and small create change.

But though there is much to celebrate, many more people still need help. So we are asking generous people in the community like you to do what you always do – come together and give.

A Worldwide Day of Giving and Unity

To add power to the moment, we asked you to give on May 5 during #GivingTuesdayNow, a special worldwide event. On this first Tuesday of May, thousands of people and organizations around the world came together in acts of unity and giving as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

What You Can Do

If you are looking for a way to give back and safely connect to your community again, we ask you to donate during #GivingTuesdayNow. 

We may have highlighted #GivingTuesdayNow last Tuesday, but your contribution can be felt throughout our community at any time. When you give to United Way of Southwest Alabama COVID-19 Relief Fund, your donation will be directed by a committee of local volunteers to local partner agencies serving our neighbors who have been impacted by the outbreak.

Donate Today and help show the power of community.

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