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United Way supports those affected by Mississippi River floods

United Way Worldwide offers its deepest sympathy to the people affected by the Mississippi River floods that are causing wide-spread destruction across several states. More


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United Way holds inaugural Student United Way Awards

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Brian Gallagher, CEO of United Way Worldwide, presented Student United Way Awards on Friday May 6, 2011 in Orlando, Florida at the annual Staff Leaders Conference with more than 1,800 local representatives from the United Way network present. Accepting on behalf of their Student United Ways: Alicia Hetrick (Cornell University); Ashley Rembert (Florida State University); Alexandria Lee (Saint Louis University); Mycal Hixon (University of Florida).

Last week, United Way Worldwide launched a program to recognize young leaders across the country who are advancing the common good by giving, advocating and volunteering in an effort to improve local communities in the areas of education, income and health. They are doing so through a powerful movement called Student United Way. More


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United Way recognizes corporate partners with highest national awards

United Way is proud to honor five top corporate partners with the 2011 Spirit of America® and Summit Awards. The awards program, now in its 24th year, is United Way’s highest national honor for a corporation, recognizing the companies with the most comprehensive commitment to improving lives and strengthening communities. More


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GM Assists with Tornado Recovery in the South

Earlier this week, GM donated 12 Chevrolet Silverado pickups and a GMC Savana van to United Ways in western and central Alabama to help with recovery and reconstruction work following last week’s deadly tornadoes. GM is also encouraging employees to personally support these efforts through donations and volunteerism. The total Chevrolet, GM Foundation, and OnStar contribution is estimated to exceed $500,000. Read more about GM’s support or United Way’s response to the disaster. More


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Vote on PSAs created by Dallas Destination: Graduation participants

AT&T and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (UWMD) gave high school teens a chance to create PSAs on the importance of giving to United Way. The teens were selected from the schools participating in the UWMD Destination: Graduation program. Each of the 8 United Way Video Challenge PSAs will be featured online over the next two weeks to view and vote on. More


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