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The Local Need:

  • Approximately 47,000 people (ages 16-69) are unemployed.
  • Many residents are stagnated in low-paying and non-career path positions.
  • Several areas in the region have median incomes of less than half the national average.
  • Over 14,000 people (age 25+) have an education level of 12th grade or less.
  • In the Southland region, approximately 12.5% of the region’s population lives under 200% of the federal poverty level, ($44,000 for a family of four) with some areas experiencing levels higher than 20%

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Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive

On Saturday May 9, let’s support our Letter Carriers during there annual food drive by leaving a grocery bag of non-perishables next to our mailboxes along with our regular mail delivery. Read More »

Moms’ Best Advice

In honor of Mother’s Day and all the incredible mothers in our lives, UWMC staff shares the best advice they’ve ever received from moms! Happy Mother’s Day to all of the special women who support us every day! Read More »

Thank You, Teachers!

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, United Way staff want to share shout outs and thank you’s to some of the teachers who have helped shape us into the people that we are today. Read More »

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