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About Us

United Way has a long tradition of using your donations wisely, and we are trusted leaders when it comes to service. United Way makes an impact on issues that concern you, right here in your own community. We serve the people of Etowah County. The many municipalities are the Cities of Altoona, Attalla, Gadsden, Glencoe, Hokes Bluff, Mountainboro, Rainbow City, Reese City, Ridgeville, Sardis City, Southside, and Walnut Grove.


Currently, 27 member-agencies - providing over 50 services/programs - receive financial support. United Way works in partnership with the agencies, organizations, local business and government to help advance the common good by focusing on Education, Financial Stability, Health, and providing a Safety Net. These are the building blocks of a good life for the citizens of Etowah County: A quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.


Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. We invite you to be part of the change. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.


Mission:  United Way is improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. 

Vision: We see a safe community with strong families working together, successful children moving toward becoming productive citizens, and a community where the disabled are reaching their potential & senior citizens can maintain their independence. We recognize a community of diverse people with a shared vision of caring for one another.