United Way of Southeast Missouri | September 2020 Newsletter
October - Domestic Abuse Awareness Month
Most cases are never reported to police. Most stories are never told. Most domestic violence happens in homes behind closed doors. The average woman will take the abuse and attempt to walk away 7 times before gathering the courage to flee. With support from United Way of Southeast Missouri, 84 women and 37 children were given refuge in 2019 at the Safe House for Women, and 635 phone calls were made to the hotline for women experiencing abuse. 

October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. UWSEMO supports two programs at the Safe House. One helps prevent abuse by educating students about safe relationships, and the other helps with medical expenses for abuse victims fleeing to the shelter. This VIDEO offers a tour of the newly constructed Safe House for Women from the eyes of a woman seeking shelter, and this article shares a success story of a pregnant victim of abuse.
Has Your Workplace Scheduled a
Virtual Kickoff?
This year will be more challenging than ever to raise funds as more people need our help. Please invite us to Zoom into your workplace to give your employees an opportunity to help our community. We have wonderful videos to share from our Virtual Kickoff! NOW, MORE THAN EVER, WE MUST LIVE UNITED!
Golf Tournament
It not too late to REGISTER for our 33rd Annual Golf Tournament!

Cape Girardeau Country Club * October 2 * 11 AM lunch * Noon shotgun start.

Register to play by accessing the survey link below.
UWSEMO 33rd Annual Golf Tournament
We will accept teams until September 30, 12 PM

For more information
Now, more than ever, we must LIVE UNITED!

We Need Your Positive Review--Please Help!
One horrid post by someone claiming to be our employee threw us into a social media nightmare in May. Once we explained, we received an outpouring of support, but we still need your help to counter some negative reviews.

Please visit our Facebook Page or Google
United Way of Southeast Missouri to leave us a positive review.
Round Up your Spare Change!
We are excited to offer a new way of giving for our donor who is not connected through a Workplace Campaign or wants an easy way to give just a bit more.

Round up your purchases to the next dollar on any credit or debit card!
Donate from anywhere you shop at
any time.

You can even set a maximum amount for each month. It's easy, painless, and like all donations to UWSEMO, even a small amount helps make a big difference!
Welcome 2020 Corporate Investors!
We are delighted to welcome back returning Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors who help with our operating expenses! If you believe in our work and want to see your logo included with these philanthropic corporations, contact Raechel.Reinitz@unitedwayofsemo.org.
Wood & Huston Bank
Southeast Health
Commerce Bank
United Way of Southeast Missouri Network!
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help with painting, landscaping and cleaning at the rehab. Call Reginald Jennings (573)334-9728 for more information.
If you would like to be updated on volunteer opportunities as we learn of them, email Community Relations Manager, Raechel Reinitz!
Apple Project
Christian Boxing Academy
Emergency Student Funds at many public schools
Little Whitewater Baptist Church Food Pantry
Scott City Ministerial Alliance
United Way of Southeast Missouri | 573-334-9634 | www.unitedwayofsemo.org