March 1, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
United Way’s Annual Meeting Reflected on 2021
While Planning for Continued Impact in 2022
WAXAHACHIE, TX – The United Way of West Ellis County recently met for their annual meeting and reflected upon the events of 2021.There were still obstacles and challenges to overcome related to the ongoing pandemic but more than that, there was a lot to celebrate as the organization discussed the continued unity amongst the community and the overwhelming success of the nonprofit agencies coming together to meet the needs and fill the gaps for those in our county.
More than 2,500 donors contributed to the annual giving campaign in 2021. Donors can select specific nonprofit organizations to receive their donations or select the United Way Community Fund. Donations contributed to the United Way’s Community Fund support the highest-priority needs in the areas of education, health and financial independence.
Twenty-five grants totaling more than $286,000 will be dispersed in 2022 to various Ellis County nonprofit agencies that are helping drive long-term sustainable change and producing outcomes in the areas of education, health and financial stability.
“We are so thankful for the work of United Way in our community. They assist our agency with ongoing training as well as networking opportunities with other nonprofits in the county. The financial support of the United Way helps us continue the work of providing services for child abuse victims in Ellis County”, states Leslie Deen, Executive Director of the Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center.
Sharon Verigan, the Executive Director of Believing Restoration is Attainable (BRA) shares, “Our organization could not exist without United Way. The United Way of West Ellis County was, and continues to be, the first major organization that understood the heart of who we want to help in Ellis County. Their support has allowed us to serve the ladies and children in our community that have experienced the trauma of loss by providing counseling services, paying bills and putting food on their tables during difficult times. BRA is thankful that the United Way of West Ellis County is helping us to make an impact in our community.
“Although 2021 brought some relief from the global pandemic, our community still felt the effects and strain that it caused. Our agency, as well as our agency partners, continued to push forward to find more ways to serve the people of Ellis County and be an extra level of support during these times. We are dedicated to working with our agencies and community partners to create a community that unites together to ensure individuals live healthy lives, children succeed in school,and everyone has the opportunity to achieve financial well-being. We are committed to our mission and as we move forward into 2022, we are excited to continue working alongside our community partners and agencies as we strive to lead the way in creating collaborative, innovative and sustainable solutions throughout West Ellis County”, adds Jamie McNulty, Executive Director of the United Way of West Ellis County.
2022 United Way of West Ellis County nonprofit partners receiving grants include:
· American Red Cross
· Believing Restoration is Attainable
· Boy Scouts of America
· Boy's & Girls Club of Waxahachie
· Bridges Training Foundation
· Common Ground Ministries
· Daniel’s Den Ministries
· Ellis County 4 H
· Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center
· Family Abuse Center
· Harvest Family Life Ministries
· Hope Clinic
· Manna House
· Meals On Wheels
· Mentors Care
· Midlothian Senior Activity Center
· Milford Senior Citizens Center
· Milford Summer Recreation Program
· Paws for Reflection Ranch
· Pearls of Ivy Foundation
· Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services
· The Heights of Ellis County
· The Salvation Army of Ellis County
· Waxahachie C.A.R.E.
· Waxahachie Senior Activity Center
· YMCA of Waxahachie
About United Way: The United Way of West Ellis County is an independent 501(c) 3 organization that has been serving local residents for over 70 years. Our mission of providing support to those in need focuses on education, financial stability and health programs. Collaborative work with local programs, business partners, and community leaders is what differentiates the United Way of West Ellis County. We cater to critical needs, while simultaneously building positive and long-lasting community change. For more information: (972) 723-7520 or visit www.uwwec.org. The United Way of West Ellis County is located at: 717 W. Main Street, Suite 4, Midlothian, TX 76065. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - @uwelliscounty