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UWCA Sends Financial Support and Expertise to South Carolina Flood Victims
UWCA President and CEO, Drew Langloh, said that $10,000 will be sent to respond to immediate and long-term needs of those impacted. “United Ways across our network sent financial aid to Central Alabama after the tornado outbreak of April 2011 and we want to pay it forward.”
“As our community emerges from the devastating floods of October 4th, we are focusing United Way of the Midland’s attention on long-term solutions around rebuilding housing thereby restoring and increasing the affordable housing inventory in the community,” said Mac Bennett, Executive Director, United Way of the Midlands.
UWCA is also offering help through its expertise in establishing a long-term recovery system. “We gained a lot of working knowledge from our long-term assistance programs following Hurricane Katrina and one of the largest and deadliest tornado outbreaks recorded in 2011,” said Harry Brown, Senior Vice President, Community Initiatives for UWCA. Brown continues to serve as an advisor to United Way of the Midlands.
“The greatest advantage of the United Way network is reliance on wisdom of other United Ways that have experienced similar events. UWCA and especially Harry Brown, have been a valuable resource as we develop our long-term plans and strategies for recovery,” said Bennett. “We are grateful to learn from their experience.”
An emergency food pantry is on its way for laid-off US Steel
employees. United Way of Central Alabama is authorizing an emergency grant of $25,000 to the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama to open a food pantry at USW 1013’s Union Hall in Fairfield. The official opening and tour is Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m.
United Way of Central Alabama Rates 13 Consecutive Top Ratings from Charity Navigator “Out performs most other charities in America”
Birmingham, Alabama– United Way of Central Alabama’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 13th consecutive time that United Way of Central Alabama has earned this top distinction. Click for complete story
Since 2002, using objective, data driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These “Accountability & Transparency” metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.
UWCA’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high performing charities,” according to Tim Gamory, COO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars, a rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness.” Less than 1% of the charities Charity Navigator rates have received at least 13 consecutive 4-star evaluations indicating that United Way of Central Alabama outperforms most other charities in America.
“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using our funding wisely to accomplish United Way of Central Alabama’s mission,” said John A. Langloh, President and CEO. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”
UWCA’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org.