United Way of Southwest Alabama Half Way to Campaign Goal!
Thanks to the outstanding efforts and dedication of Mike Saxon, Vice President of Alabama Power and the 2012 Campaign Chair, along with his Campaign Cabinet and Loaned Executives the United Way of Southwest Alabama has raised $2.3 million, half way to the $4.6 million goal for 2012. With many companies wrapping up their campaigns now through December that number is expected to grow substantially.
“I am thrilled with the progress of this year’s campaign. The volunteers and staff have done a great job reengaging companies, finding new companies to participate and asking donors to contribute this year. We are so thankful for those companies and individuals that have given to this year’s campaign.“ stated Saxon. “We’ve still got a lot of work to do, but I am optimistic that we will reach our goal.”
United Way of Southwest Alabama President & CEO, Alan H. Turner II, remarked “People have responded well to the 1% increase challenge. A contribution, no matter the amount, exemplifies our commitment to the good of our entire community. The gifts we are receiving will help support programs within our four building blocks: education, health, financial stability and the essentials.”
Last August, the United Way of Southwest Alabama kicked off its campaign at VIA Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center. There they announced their goal of $4.6 million for the 2012 campaign, this would be a 1% increase over 2011 campaign, when the United Way of Southwest Alabama raised $4.56 million. The final amount reached will be announced at the organization’s annual meeting, on March 21, 2013, also at VIA.
To find out how you can help or how your company can participate in the annual campaign, please contact the United Way office at 251-433-3624.
About United Way of Southwest Alabama
The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) serves Mobile, Washington and Clarke Counties. Since its inception in 1926, The UWSWA’s mission is to lead resource development and collaboration through partnership with agencies and the community so that we strengthen our community and improve lives. The UWSWA has raised and invested more than $225 million to help strengthen the capacity of positive community progress. UWSWA is currently working to advance the common good in our community by improving the basic building blocks necessary to create a healthier community: Education, Health, Financial Stability and Basic Life Essentials. Many of these issues that affect our community are addressed through funded initiatives that help more than 600,000 local people each year. For more information visit www.uwswa.org.