United Way of Central Alabama moves into first place on Charity Navigator’s Top 10 list of charities

Photo of United Way of Central Alabama staff and volunteers via the UWCA Facebook page

Birmingham – this is a big community-wide accomplishment.

For the 17th consecutive year, the United Way of Central Alabama has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator.

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United Way and Birmingham area educators team up to address the mental health crisis in schools

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In the photo, Birmingham Superintendent Lisa Herring, United Way CEO Drew Langloh and Alabama Superintendent of Public Schools Eric Mackey. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

Let this sink in.

According to numerous studies, one in five children have mental and behavior issues in the United States.

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United Way of Central Alabama raised $194,143 for long term Lee County tornado disaster relief

United Way of Central Alabama’s Drew Langloh presents United Way of Lee County’s Becky Benton a $194, 143 check for Lee County Tornado Recovery efforts. Screenshot of video from the United Way of Central Alabama

Following up on a story Bham Now published in March, the United Way of Central Alabama presented a check of $194,143 to the United Way of Lee County to support long term tornado disaster relief.

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United Way launches online fundraising campaign to bring back Bike Rodeos in Birmingham

Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

It was a devastating moment.

Last summer, staff members and volunteers with the United Way of Central Alabama’s Healthy Communities Initiative were preparing for a local bike rodeo. When they pulled up to the lot where the trailer and bikes were stored both the trailer and its bike contents were stolen.

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The goodness of Birmingham was on full display at Hands On Birmingham’s IGNITE Awards

Winners of Hands on Birmingham’s 3rd Annual IGNITE Awards. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

Hands On Birmingham Director Benga Harrison describes the IGNITE Awards, our community’s premier annual volunteer awards celebration, as the one day we take to – “celebrate and honor the goodness of Birmingham.”

Indeed, it is.

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Outstanding volunteers to be celebrated at Hands on Birmingham’s IGNITE Awards on April 10. Purchase Final Tickets now.

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IGNITE 2018 Student Volunteer of the Year, Amrita Lakhanpal. Photo via Hands on Birmingham.

IGNITE 2018 Student Volunteer of the Year, Amrita Lakhanpal. Photo via Hands on Birmingham.

The spotlight is warming up to shine on local community champions who will be recognized for their volunteerism and love of the community at Hands on Birmingham’s IGNITE Citizens Volunteer Celebration, on April 10.

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United Way of Central Alabama lends a helping hand after the Lee County tornadoes

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United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) in partnership with United Way of Lee County, has launched a secure and trusted donation site that will serve victims of Sunday’s F3 tornadoes. Photo from the United Way of Central Alabama Facebook page

Drew Langloh, CEO of United Way of Central Alabama knows all too well what to do when a disaster strikes.

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United Way’s 2-1-1 Call Center celebrates AIRS Accreditation on 2-1-1 Day

Shakeitha Tatum, Assistant Vice President, Community Service Response Center. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) has awarded its coveted accreditation to United Way of Central Alabama’s 2-1-1 Information and Referral Center after the center completed expected practices defined by the AIRS Standards and Quality Indicators.

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United Way, Vettes-4-Vets and others to launch region-wide needs assessment to support veterans and families

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Lula Skowronek, Director of Priority Veteran. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

How do you best serve and meet the needs of more than 55,000 veterans and their families in Jefferson and Shelby counties?

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United Way of Central Alabama seeks to fill 6 positions supporting seniors, veterans and more

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United Way of Central Alabama believes that their employee talent is among one of their greatest assets necessary to build a social movement to improve people’s lives and advance the common good of our community. That is why United Way is committed to attracting, developing, retaining and creating careers for diverse talent and leadership who will work interdependently toward accomplishing their goals in Central Alabama.

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Significant health disparity in Jefferson County identified by Health Action Partnership. Learn how you can help close the gap

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Participants at recent Health Disparity Summit.  Photo courtesy of United Way

According to the 2018 Health Equity Report released by the Jefferson County Health Action Partnership, there is a significant disparity in Jefferson County between races when it comes to disability status, poverty, life expectancy, infant mortality and access to healthy food.

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