The United Way Housing Initiative completed its first repair project of 2023. The team from Metcalf, MS, headed by council woman Etta Criston, completed repairs for a homeowner this past Saturday. The program is funded in part by a grant from The King's Daughters and Sons Circle Number 2 and by The United Way of Washington County. The program utilizes volunteer team labor provided by local organizations, businesses and churches throughout the community to provide minor exterior repairs on homes owned by elderly residents throughout Washington County, Mississippi. The United Way Housing Initiative provides funding for the teams to purchase materials in order to make the repairs.
The United Way of Washington County (UWWC) is committed to building and sustaining diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of our organization. The UWWC respects and values the input of all people within our community. We oppose all forms of discrimination and racism and focus on an inclusive environment in all aspects of our organization. We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.