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United Way Of Central Alabama, Inc. Charity In Birmingham Alabama

United Way Of Central Alabama, Inc.

 Birmingham     Alabama

http://www.uwca.org     << Visit Website

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United Way Of Central Alabama, Inc. Charity Profile

United Way of Central Alabama, Inc., formerly The Birmingham Community Chest, was organized in 1923 with 31 agencies and a goal of $450,000. Even in 1929, the year of the stock market crash, the goal was met and more than half a million dollars was raised - a remarkable amount, considering the economic conditions. In 1943, during World War II, the Birmingham Community Chest campaign raised more than $1 million for the first time. In 1956, it changed its name to the United Appeal. Two years later, the $2 million milestone was passed.

In 1969, the local organization was invited into neighboring Shelby County, and in 1970, agencies in Walker County were asked to be included as well. That year, more than $4 million was raised. In January 1985, the legal name was changed to the United Way-Community Chest of Central Alabama, Inc. In 1992, the name was changed to United Way of Central Alabama, Inc.

Throughout its history, United Way has not changed its basic purpose - to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another and to improve their community.

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United Way Of Central Alabama, Inc. In The News

United Way of Central Alabama sending $25,000 to Oklahoma for tornado relief and recovery

1233 days ago From The Birmingham News   View Archived Article

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA - View full sizeSamuetta Nesbitt, the senior vice president for the United Way of Central Alabama, and other UWCA staffers present a check for $25,000 for the United Way of Central Oklahoma to help relief efforts after a tornado devastated Moore, Okla ...

Show Me the Ozarks magazine donates $10,000 to tornado relief fund

1863 days ago From KOAM-TV   View Archived Article

PITTSBURG, KANSAS - Show Me the Ozarks magazine donated $10000 to the United Way's Tornado Relief Fund. The magazine has a commemorative edition for sale to benefit the Joplin tornado relief fund. "We are really dedicated to the area and we do a lot of fundrais ...

United Way sets $9.8 million fundraising goal for summer

1954 days ago From al.com    View Archived Article

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA - By The Birmingham News Enlarge Beverly S. Taylor -- The Birmingham News United Way launched a new fundraising campaign at Railroad Park in Birmingham, Ala., on June 9, 2011. Teams tried to find as many differences as they could in a short time in two ...

Wells Fargo donates $100K to United Way for tornado recovery in Ala., Ga.

1989 days ago From WRBL   View Archived Article

COLUMBUS, GEORGIA - In response to the devastating tornadoes of last week, Wells Fargo is contributing $100000 to the United Way for recovery efforts in Alabama and Georgia. The funds will go to the organization's Tornado Relief Fund for help in disaster areas in th ...

Community comes through for United Way

2111 days ago From Birmingham Business Journal   View Archived Article

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA - As chairman for United Way's 87th United Way campaign, I am humbled, gratified and proud by the response of the community to help United Way achieve its ...

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