Ready to Live United in Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas

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Ready to LIVE UNITED in Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas

With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching into 2021, it has reinforced the importance of taking care of each other. It has also reinforced the importance of our mission: to galvanize the caring power of our communities.

Throughout 2020, United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas raised and put back into our communities more than $140,000 for local COVID-19 response and recovery. That was fueled by the generosity of companies and individuals just like you. Those funds helped more than 10,000 people stay in their homes, feed their families, keep the lights on and more. But our work is not over. Jobs have been lost; educators and parents worry about learning loss especially for children in low-income households; and our partner agencies are still fielding requests for help getting food, healthcare and utility and rental assistance.

We have created a LIVE UNITED initiative focusing on rebuilding our community into a stronger, more equitable place. Rebuilding isn't a matter of going back to where we were. Instead, it is reimagining how things can be better and building towards that - together. 

Strong communities need a strong United Way, but we cannot do this without you!

With your support, we can help every person have an equal opportunity to succeed. Now more than ever, we must LIVE UNITED. Give today by clicking on the DONATE button and help us build a strong community where everyone in Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas can achieve a secure and stable future.