United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.
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#DYK that more than one third of the world’s population lacks access to clean toilets? So, to be clear: we’re not just talking about something that’s inconvenient or embarrassing; we’re talking about the basic safety of people, especially young women, who deserve better. Find out what clean toilets mean for health, education, and financial stability via link in @unitedway bio. #WorldToiletDay
The transition from active duty to civilian life is not always easy. There are many services in place to support #veterans. But, often, the problem is a lack of coordination between those services. Furthermore, red tape often prevents veterans and their families from getting the help they need. #MISSIONUNITED helps cut through that red tape. Learn more via link in @unitedway bio.
It’s still a long road to recovery for places impacted by hurricanes. Thank you to JJ Yeley who raced for hurricane victims in car #14 at @txmotorspeedway last weekend. But you don’t have to be a #NASCAR driver to help fuel short-, mid-, and long-term relief for communities impacted by #Harvey.
Donate to the United Harvey Recovery Fund by texting HARVEY to 50503. Or, give through our website. Link in @unitedway bio. 100% goes to communities impacted by the storm.
82% of Puerto Rico is still without power. Over 4,000 residents still need safe and reliable housing. And more than a quarter of the island lacks access to running water. Amid the heartbreak and devastation from #HurricaneMaria, Puerto Rico demonstrates the spirit of what it means to #LIVEUNITED. Read the first-hand account of #PuertoRico’s ongoing recovery efforts from Mary B. Sellers, @unitedway’s U.S. President via link in bio.
Doing good is good for you. 76% of US adults who volunteer report that volunteering has made them feel physically healthier, and 78% report that volunteering lowers their levels of stress. Not only that, but and that volunteers are more informed health care consumers, and more engaged and involved in managing their health. See link in @unitedway bio for ways to get yourself and your community in better shape through #volunteering. (: @unitedwayatlanta)
When Maria Blet started her career as a filing clerk in Southern Florida, she gave $1 of every paycheck to United Way. Now, she helps lead #WomenUnited, a growing force of over 70,000 #UnitedWay female leaders in more than 165 communities who have raised and invested more than $1.5 billion since 2002. On every level, our women leaders play a vital role in the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. This week, we are proud to officially launch our new brand identity – Women United– at our biennial women's leadership summit in Cincinnati. Learn more about what this group does and how you can take part via link in @unitedway bio. And be sure to follow our Instagram Story this week to see #WUSummit17 in action. #LeadtheCharge #InspiretheChange
The @unitednations has designated that we can achieve Zero #Hunger by 2030. Yet, the number of undernourished people in the world has been on the rise for the past three years. So, in order to do meet that goal, we’re going to have to feed our communities through small solutions and big systematic changes. See how it’s being done and what you can do to get involved via link in @unitedwaybio. #WorldFoodDay (: @grace__ndaya)
Eleanor Roosevelt and her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, were active supporters of United Way. Pictured here, the then-former First Lady is making a television-radio broadcast on behalf of 1949 #UnitedWay campaigns. Yesterday, October 11th, was Eleanor Roosevelt's 133rd birthday. #tbt
The research is clear: one of the best investments we can make is in girls – in helping them get educated, healthy, and empowered to contribute to their communities. This International #DayoftheGirl help us spread the word that young women matter. See link in @unitedway bio for ways you can advocate on behalf of girls in your community.