Tagged with United Way

United Way Activates May Tornado Relief Fund

United Way Activates May Tornado Relief Fund

United Way of El Paso County joins United Way Worldwide in assisting those affected by the devastating EF5 tornado in Moore, OK. The disaster relief fund, which had been used in the aftermath of the 1999 tornado and the Oklahoma City bombing, has been reactivated at the request of donors. Those seeking efficient and accountable … Continue reading

Except by the Grace of God

As part of their annual workplace giving campaign, WestStar Bank employees recently toured United Way- funded programs that serve our community’s basic needs.  After seeing firsthand the impact that donor dollars truly make at these shelters, one employee felt compelled to share her personal account of the tour.   Most of us live pretty secure … Continue reading

United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund

As residents of the Sun City, it is easy to forget how adverse weather conditions can truly cripple the lives of others. While we enjoy another day of sunshine, those affected by Hurricane Sandy are struggling as life returns to normalcy. The United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund has been established by the United Way … Continue reading

My First Day at the United Way

My First Day at the United Way

By: Lorena L. Gomez My name is Lorena L. Gomez, and I have recently accepted the position of Marketing and Communications Coordinator at the United Way of El Paso County. After only one week in my new position, I have learned a tremendous amount about not only the needs in our community, but also of … Continue reading

Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits

Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits

Helping Yourself While Helping Others With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can also … Continue reading

What’s for Lunch Today?

What’s for Lunch Today?

What if you did not know the answer? The leading cause of food insecurity is poverty.  Those living in impoverished conditions are constantly trying to make ends meet with a limited income and continuous expenses.  For many, finding a stable food source is difficult.  When children go hungry, they’re unable to focus completely on their … Continue reading