How the United Way of Central Texas helps your community

Posted at 11:05 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 23:32:42-04

It's the joy of walking again.

"They just blessed me so much. So much. I couldn't have done it without them," said Denise Mann, a client of the United Way of Central Texas.

Keeping more money in the community through the Vita Tax Program each year.

"We prepare over a 1,000 tax returns for individuals and families that helps create $300 to $400 in their pockets," said Stephanie O'Banion, the United Way of Central Texas President and CEO.

Community leaders coming together to feed the hungry and house the homeless.

"With things like lay offs and furloughs, they are going to be struggling to pay their utility bill and their rent. We want to make sure our neighbors can stay in their homes," said Tasha Roberts of Helping Hands Ministry of Belton.

Calling 2-1-1 when you need help.

"Our program 211 is a statewide program, and we're often working with other parts of the state so people can find what they need in a time of crisis," said Alan Stevens, a United Way of Central Texas Board Chairman.

Through a pandemic with the COVID-19 Relief Fund or fueling the next generation's imagination, the United Way has always been there and always will be there for you.

"Every dollar counts. There can be no donation amount too small. The majority of our funds come from individuals giving less than $5, so we are able to make an impact with just a few dollars. So every dollar counts, every dollar stays here. Every penny goes into the pocket for someone we are trying to help."

To donate to the United Way, click here.