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Thursday, November 17, 2016
The River Region United Way is on the move! About a year ago, prompted by rising lease rates, we began the process of looking for new, permanent office space. We were fortunate enough to find a foreclosed property located at 3121 Zelda Court, and owned by Regions Bank. The building had a few issues after sitting empty for more than three years, but that didn’t deter us. We saw great potential. “I...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Thanks to the generosity of Alfa Insurance and their employees, the company has consistently been the top contributor to the River Region United Way for many years. They’ve continued that tradition of excellence this year by raising a total of $337,383 in employee contributions for RRUW. In addition to their generous financial contributions, the Alfa family has shown a strong volunteer presence...
Thursday, November 3, 2016
The River Region United Way is lucky to count on many longtime supporters in our communities, people who have consistently given back over the course of many years. People like Gene Crane, executive vice president and business banking manager with River Bank & Trust. Gene has worked in the River Region banking industry for 30 years, and has been a RRUW donor and volunteer every since. We...
Monday, October 10, 2016
The River Region United Way (RRUW) is committed to making the most of opportunities to help those in our communities who need a hand. As part of this commitment, RRUW was part of the local board that allocated grant funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program to community nonprofits in our area. $118,507 was awarded to agencies in Montgomery,...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
River Region United Way supporters were up early on September 14 to help celebrate the kickoff of our 2016 Campaign. This year’s kickoff was held in conjunction with the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s 60 Minute Coffee, sponsored by RRUW. We were proud to sponsor this event, and to see so many supporters and community business leaders. The decision to hold our kickoff event at the Chamber...
Friday, August 26, 2016
This week we were thrilled to spend a day with 35 associates and store managers from area Publix Super Markets as they learned more about the River Region United Way and how we help people. Publix is the second-largest corporate contributor to the River Region United Way through their employee giving campaign and corporate matching funds. These five area stores are committed to always giving back...
Monday, August 8, 2016
Have you spotted these billboards and posts on social media recently? Well, it’s time to fill in the blank! The River Region United Way kicked off a new awareness initiative on Aug. 1 to show how we’re making life better for everyone in the River Region. It’s a simple message – U and United Way: Making Life Better for Everyone. Because, without U, United Way couldn’t accomplish our mission. We...
Thursday, August 4, 2016
On July 26, the River Region United Way hosted a seminar for area nonprofits, as well as local businesses, on the recent changes to the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). We were pleased to have as our speaker Richard Lehr with Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C., a Birmingham labor, employment and benefits firm. Richard was able to present the key points of the...
Thursday, June 9, 2016
On June 21, 2016, United Ways around the world will provide meaningful, impact-oriented service opportunities that advance community goals in education, financial stability and health through the annual Day of Action. As a way of giving back to our community, the River Region United Way is answering this call to action with a project to help feed some of the community’s hundreds of low-income...
Friday, June 3, 2016
Once a year at its annual recognition event, the Tocqueville Society of the River Region United Way honors individuals or couples for their continued commitment to philanthropy and advocacy.  This year’s honorees are a couple well-known in the River Region for their ceaseless efforts to better our community. Laura and Barrie Harmon, III grew up in Montgomery, and are valued members of the...

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