Greetings From the Director
The changing of the seasons! In all the whirlwind of 2020, I hope you will take a moment to enjoy the beauty that fall offers us. The cooler weather, the festive colors, football and family are things we look forward to in this season. Goodness knows that we need something positive right now! The year 2020 will be one for the record books. A pandemic, one like we have never experienced in the United States, caused fear and panic in many. Schools closed, businesses closed, supermarket shelves were bare or sparse, hospital numbers were critically high and sadly, many lives have been lost. But through it all we have seen our community rally around to support each other. United Way, area churches and community groups worked with the East Alabama Food Bank to feed hundreds of children and families during the early days of the pandemic and into the summer months. Local businesses, Foundations and citizens supported the United Way COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund as we helped Lee County residents who had lost their job or work hours due to the Pandemic and needed assistance with critical bills. And you helped support our annual school supply BACKPACK program by providing over 350 children with essential supplies when we didn’t know how “school” would look or function this year! As always when you see a need, you are there to help and we are so appreciative to live, work and help to provide support for this wonderful community.

As we kick-off our 2020 United We Fight! United We Win! campaign we solicit your support as we strive to meet the needs of families with the everyday storms of life. We need you on our team, now more than ever! It will take all of us, but together we can make a difference in this sometime scary world we are living in.
So take a minute. Take a breath. Put your mask back on and know that we all have each other’s back!

Happy Fall Y’all.
Becky
Direct Service
United We Fight. United We Win.
Kickoff Recap
On September 18, 2020 we officially kicked off our 2021 Campaign! Thank you to everyone who attended and helped us collect nearly 500 pounds of food for the Food Bank of East Alabama.

This year more than ever we need you to #jointhefight! Our friends Aubie, Hanz, and Franz (pictured above) already have, will you? To donate, visit our website or email kimberly@unitedwayofleecounty.com for more information.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook for campaign updates and to learn more about the initiatives and programs at United Way.

Meet Our 2021 Loaned Executives
Loaned Executives are ambassadors of United Way. A Loaned Executive is a volunteer within the community that is the liaison between United Way and local businesses. Our campaign could not be as successful without Loaned Executives, and we are grateful for the hard work they have already put in for this campaign.

Anna Hovey - Auburn Chamber of Commerce - Lead for City of Auburn
Katie Kingston - Aetna - Lead for City of Opelika
Mitchy Aja - Real Estate
Charlotte Brown - Auburn University
Robert Elliott - Elliott and Associates
Gabby Filgo - City of Auburn
Amanda Gray - Homelink
Eric Halverson - OCV
Maria Lopez - Prewitt Insurance Group
Andrea Mitchell - City of Auburn
Angela Moulton - River Bank and Trust
Katie Murray - Auburn Bank
McClain Perry - Robert Trent Jones
Justin Rivers - Prime Realty
Anne Robison - CenterState Bank
Melissa Talmage - Keel Construction
Summer Vollor - River Bank and Trust
Jason Young - Ballistic Agency
Boo Boxes
Boo boxes are back! Pre-order boxes of Gigi's Halloween Mini cupcakes to help support United Way. Each mini dozen is $15 and makes the perfect addition to your Halloween party or a sweet treat for yourself. Download the order form here.
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