To increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another and to improve their community.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit LIVE UNITED 2011 presented two major challenges for Central Alabama residents. A lagging economy and the worst tornado outbreak to hit Alabama in decades. UWCA had a dual role of creating more opportunities for a better life of all in our five county area and assist the thousands of tornado survivors on the road to recovery. Below are just some of the accomplishments made in a very challenging year. Through the Community Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW)Grant succeeded in the passage of Smoke Free Policies in three Jefferson County municipalities Collaborated with a local food bank to distribute 355,586 pounds of fresh fruits and veetables to small food pantiries that serve over 75,000 Expanded the reach of Success By 6 programs to 100 childcare centers with nutrition and physical activity assessments Completed the installation of 40 playgrounds at childcare centers with the help of volunteers Reached the $9 million mark in homes purchased by 678 investors in the Individual Development Account Program Filed over 1537 tax returns for individuals and families for refunds totaling over $1.4 million Coordinated the Central Alabama Long Term Recovery Committee providing over $1.2 million in assistance to 366 families following the April 27 tornadoes The 2-1-1 Information & Referral Center received over 39,000 calls from individuals looking for health and human service referrels Hands On Birmingham (United Way's volunteer program) mobilized more than 1,147 volunteers following the April 27 tornado outbreak 2012 Annual Fundraising Campaign Robert B, Aland, President Birmingham Region, National Bank of Commerce, served as the campaign chairman. The Annual Campaign yielded $37,285124. UWCA also celebrated the Tocqueville's Society 25th Anniversary with 105 new members. Other Engaged 640 volunteers on its Visiting Allocation Teams Received an unqualified opinion on the consolodated financial statements Expanded Epledging to more companies participating in the campaign
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