MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – 35 businesses lent helping hands to non-profit organizations for the 2019 United Way Day of Caring.
From yard maintenance, to painting and sorting through inventory, hundreds of employees from different industries put their work aside for the day. They marked the 25th annual Day of Caring at places such as the Child Advocacy Center, United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile, and many others.
“It’s a day of caring showing that you care about your community and the non-profits that exist in the community,” said Jill Chenoweth, President & CEO United Way of Southwest Alabama. “They are here to help people in times of need, and they need help sometime too.”
In 2018 the day of caring volunteered more than 1,800 hours. Equal to an economic impact of $45,000 in just one day of service.
About United Way of Southwest Alabama
United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) serves Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, and Washington counties. Created in 1926 as a Community Chest, UWSWA’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the community. The vision of UWSWA is to strengthen communities by focusing on uniting and mobilizing resources in support of the building blocks for a better life: education, financial stability, health, and essentials. UWSWA has raised and invested into our community more than $253 million to help strengthen its capacity for positive community progress. Many of the issues that affect our community are addressed by funded programs and initiatives that help more than half a million local people each year.
For more information, visit www.uwswa.org.