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Pamela’s Story

Undoubtedly, the year 2020 forced change within homes all across the world. As with numerous individuals, Pamela Houston is learning to adapt. The trials and tribulations for Pamela began when she received her notice for a mandatory temporary leave of…

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Thank You

United Way of the Coastal Empire extends our sincere gratitude to everyone, from all across the region, who has given their time, talent, and treasure. By mobilizing the caring power of the community, you remind us all of the importance…

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2020 Donors

Thanks to you and these local companies/organizations, we can continue to help those in need.

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2020 Highlights

Looking Back 2020 has been one unforgettable year! Despite whatever challenges we've had to overcome, United Way of the Coastal Empire is choosing to acknowledge our most positive moments...all made possible because of YOU.

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Denise’s Story

American writer, Johnathon Raymond, once said, “You can’t know what you don’t know. You can’t know about things you have yet to discover.” Ultimately, we can’t know what it feels like to truly be someone else. A struggle is uniquely…

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Sonya’s Story

One Thursday you’re having lunch at home before your evening shift, and the power goes out. You realize that the bill needed to be paid nearly a week ago. You then attempt to get in your car and drive to…

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Barry’s Story

As a result of various circumstances, health care resources are often difficult to acquire. The costs of materials and facilities, necessary for the well-being of a patient, may leave families feeling hopeless. Consequently, individuals all throughout our communities struggle to…

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Charlotte’s Story

The year 2003 would prove to be a busy one for Charlotte McGregory, a Chicago resident who was ready for a change in scenery. Eager to settle down in a quieter environment, Charlotte moved south to Liberty County in Georgia.…

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Always United: A Letter From Chief Terry Enoch

On Thursday, September 10, United Way of the Coastal Empire will kick-off an annual campaign unlike any other in our 82-year history. Due to the pandemic, this campaign will run almost entirely online, via video-conferencing, socially distanced-presentations, and with creative…

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Jeremy’s Story

Genevieve Chaput had never imagined that she’d be parting ways with her beloved home in Baton Rouge, until the late Hurricane Katrina left the house in ruins. Anxious to get away from the remains of the storm, Genevieve and her…

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