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Groundbreaking Study: As COVID Hit, 50% of Mississippi Households Already Couldn’t Afford Basics

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, 50% of Mississippi households were already unable to afford household basics, never having recovered from the Great Recession, according to the ALICE Report released…

Mississippi ALICE Report Front and Center at Legislative hearing on Equal Pay for women

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, the Mississippi Senate Labor Committee convened a hearing on equal pay for women in the state.  Mississippi is currently the only state in the US with no equal pay…

United Way Worldwide Names Angela F. Williams as President and CEO

Press release from United Way WorldwideALEXANDRIA, VA (September 9, 2021) – United Way Worldwide today announced that Angela F. Williams will become the next president and CEO of the organization. …


BancorpSouth Makes $5,000 Grant to United Way of the Capital Area

BancorpSouth has granted UWCA $5,000 to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  The VITA program provides free income tax preparation and filing for low to moderate income tax…


United Way Partners with 16WAPT on school supply drive

On July 30, 2021, United Way of the Capital Area partnered with 16WAPT for the third annual School Tools back-to-school drive.  Three local Walmart stores and one local Piggly Wiggly store hosted the…

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