United Way of Central Alabama employees scattered across the five county areas of Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, St. Clair and Blount Friday to express their personal gratitude to Publix employees on Publix Appreciation Day for the contributions they make in improving their communities. “I was glad to be able to visit the associates at the Publix in Moody and thank them for their support of United Way,” said Nancy Cargile, Vice President of Communications at United Way of Central Alabama. “Those that I had a chance to thank personally seemed very appreciative of our efforts and had good things to say about United Way.”
In 2015, Publix associates along with the corporate office pledged more than $1.2 million.
“Our associates are passionate about giving back to their communities,” said Greta Dupuy, Manager of Associate Services at Publix. “They volunteer countless hours serving in their communities and their generosity to the United Way truly exemplifies the spirit of giving established by George Jenkins.”
United Way employees showered the Publix Associates with praise for their donations. From as far as Pell City and Moody to Hoover and Pelham, the associates were humbled by the thanksgiving and delighted with congratulatory handshakes.
“It is amazing the impact Publix, a regional super market chain, is making throughout the country,” stated Stacey D. Stewart, US president of United Way Worldwide. “Their contributions and commitment to improving local communities can be seen and felt starting with their founder, George Jenkins, now through their leadership and their associates. As a network, United Way is so thankful to be partnered with Publix as we address the critical issues with our local communities.”
United Way of Central Alabama Inc. supports health and human service programs and agencies that provide solutions for the most important needs in the community. Its business is to improve lives and community conditions by building and mobilizing resources. To learn more about United Way’s impact in your community visit www.uwca.org.