United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.
What makes this community special? These citizens of Vicksburg, Mississippi embody a #CultureofHealth! Today, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced the 2017 #RWJF Culture of Health Prize winners. Eight communities have been selected from a group of more than 200 applicants for their innovative efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. We’re proud that United Way of West Central Mississippi has championed many of the efforts in Vicksburg that contributed to their prize selection. Learn more from link in @unitedway bio.
Because of the destruction affecting communities right now, it’s difficult to call anything a “silver lining.” Yet, during these trying times, people are recognizing the power of #community. The road to recovery is long, but when we #LIVEUNITED, we can accomplish anything. Read more about what comes after a storm like #Harvey or #Irma via link in @unitedway bio. (📷: @uwbayarea)
It is nearly impossible for most Americans to think of what happened on September 11th, 2001 without sadness, anger or fear. But, we shift the narrative by remembering and serving our communities. See link in @unitedway bio for three ways you can get involved to fight acts of terror, and sow the seeds of peace, no matter who you are. #LIVEUNITED
#NeverForget #911Day #NationalDayofServiceandRemembrance #PatriotDay #Service #WeRemember #September11 #MondayMotivation
UPDATE: Text "Irma" to 898-211 for any informational needs. The storm has disrupted cell connections and text message is the best way to get help.
Call 2-1-1 or text "Irma" to 898-211. We urge anyone in #Irma’s path to reach out to us with questions or concerns throughout the weekend. See link in bio for more. #HurricaneIrma #Florida #211
As Hurricane Irma approaches the United States, be advised that 2-1-1 specialists can answer questions regarding the, shelter location, where to get food, where to get supplies, help accessing disaster programs, and other non-life threatening emergencies. See link in bio for more. #HurricaneIrma #Irma #Florida #LIVEUNITED #JOINTHEFIGHT #211
As with many disasters, in the aftermath of #Harvey working people stepped up as first responders and fundraisers. But what many people won’t see first hand is how they’ll continue to be on the front-line of recovery for years and years to come, making it clear: labor strengthens community. This #LaborDay we give thanks to our #labor partners for helping us build a better tomorrow, today. See link in bio for more. #aflcio
Last night in Chicago @TheTimMcGraw and @FaithHill took a moment out of their #Soul2Soul tour to raise awareness and money those impacted by #HurricaneHarvey. We’re so grateful to Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and everyone who has opened their hearts in support of families and communities affected by the storm. Rock on!
You can donate to the United Way #Harvey Recovery Fund by texting HARVEY to 50503.
You can also give through our website. Link in bio.
#LIVEUNITED #JOINTHEFIGHT #Harvey #HoustonStrong #StayHumbleandKind
100% of all individual donations given to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund will be distributed to local United Ways in the affected areas. The United Way #Harvey Recovery Fund will help local United Ways meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected regions. It’s going to take years and years. But, with your support, we can help rebuild these communities.
We are working closely with United Ways in #Texas and #Louisiana to determine an equitable and transparent distribution plan for the affected areas. We are considering objective formulas Louisiana has used successfully given their recent recovery efforts. Our goal is to get the decision-making as local as possible, specifically centered on mid- and long-term recovery, and for maximum impact.
Find out how you can make a difference. See link in @unitedway bio to #JOINTHEFIGHT.
We’re deeply grateful for @LeonardoDiCaprio and @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn’s generous gift of $1 million to the United Way #Harvey Recovery Fund, which will distribute 100% of donations to the affected areas, community by community, in the months and years ahead. Remember, every little bit counts. See link in bio to contribute to recovery efforts. #LIVEUNITED #JOINTHEFIGHT #HurricaneHarvey
#Harvey continues to wreak havoc along the Gulf Coast. Our highest priorities are safety, shelter and basic needs for those who are most impacted by the storm. Once communities are stabilized, United Way will focus on long-term recovery efforts, which will be unprecedented in scope because of the number of people impacted. You can help. See link in bio. #LIVEUNITED #JOINTHEFIGHT #HurricaneHarvey #HoustonStrong
Just like coffee helps you get a strong start to the day, this photo helps kids get a strong start to the school year. Every photo like this one submitted to @unitedway through @donateaphoto means 5 new books for pre-school students. See link in bio to learn how you can help us meet our goal of providing #books to 200,000 children. (📷: @benjschorr) #jnj #donateaphoto #backtoschool #dogood #photoaday
For 130 years, United Way has worked to bring communities together. With the events in Charlottesville and elsewhere across the world this week, now more than ever we must embrace ideas that unify us and make us stronger. To live better, we must live United.
See link in bio for full statement.
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Back-to-school shopping can be tough for families, costing $500 per child on average.
Thanks to the Grammy Award-winning #hiphop artist, 30K Chicago kids are ready to start the school year with new school supplies and backpacks.
Coast to coast, United Ways host school supply drives to give kids in the greatest need the tools they need to succeed. And they need volunteers and donors like you.
See link in @unitedway bio to give kids in your community a “chance” at success. 🎒✏📓💙