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Queen’s Story

In the Coastal Empire region, 60% of households are female-headed families - approximately 46% are employed. The expense of moving and getting out of a difficult situation can put a hard-working mother into a financial emergency. Queen, a mother of…

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3.5 hours.  That’s how long I sat in my idling car snaking through the parking lot to get my COVID test, with hundreds of fellow Savannahians in their idling cars.  Frustrated, grumpy, and thankfully COVID-free, I bemoaned the state of…

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Petra’s Story

After having 3 strokes, 2 heart attacks, and an open heart surgery, Petra stays resilient. “I’m a fighter. I don’t give up,” Petra said. To keep her mind sharp, Petra attends a weekly stroke support group with Savannah Speech and…

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More Than Family

Our President and CEO Brynn Grant recently received a gift of the most meaningful, and emotional, kind. Brynn’s mother, Kathryn Racanelli Haymans, died unexpectedly in July 2004. For more than 40 years, she played bridge in a local club of…

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SAVANNAH, GA (June 24, 2020) – United Way of the Coastal Empire announced today the promotion of Jennifer Darsey to Vice President of Direct Services and Impact. Darsey is responsible for overseeing the organization's offering of direct services, expanding funding for…

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Proposed Budget Cuts Jeopardize Nonprofits

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way partner agencies have been working tirelessly to respond to the urgent and rapidly changing needs of our community. Now, as the State of Georgia proposes across-the-board budget cuts, local nonprofit agencies may lose substantial…

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