United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life.  Through an initiative-based cradle-to-career approach, United Way of Southwest Virginia is creating sustainable solutions to address the challenges facing tomorrow’s workforce. United Way convenes cross-sector partners to make an impact on the most complex problems in our region. Through collaboration with government, business, nonprofit and individuals, United Way innovates for positive, lasting social change.  With a footprint that covers nearly 20% of the state of Virginia, United Way of Southwest Virginia programs and initiatives serve the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe, and the cities of Bristol, Galax, Norton, and Radford.

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Media Contact

Leann Vernon
Director of Accountability and Strategic Impact

United Way of Southwest Virginia staff members are proud to offer perspectives and expertise in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. Our press contact will make sure to get you in touch with the appropriate individual for your news story or publication.

Press Releases

United Way of Southwest Virginia Partners with CodeVA to Strengthen Computer Science Education and Career Exploration in Southwest Virginia’s School Systems

June 9th, 2020|

United Way of Southwest Virginia partners with CodeVA, a nonprofit organization that partners with schools, parents, and communities to bring equitable computer science education to all of Virginia’s students.

Southwest Virginia COVID-19 Advisory Council Announces Second Major Disbursement of Funds

June 2nd, 2020|

In partnership with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), the Southwest Virginia COVID-19 Advisory Council will provide a total of $85,000 that will be available to Southwest Virginia families experiencing the financial tolls of the global pandemic.

Survey reveals smaller entities were less likely to receive payroll protection assistance

May 8th, 2020|

The primary reason respondents stated for not getting funding was that funds were not available or had already been used up.

United Way of Southwest Virginia Receives Support from Crutchfield and Kroger for the Southwest Virginia COVID-19 Relief Fund

May 1st, 2020|

United Way of Southwest Virginia accepted donations of $20,000 from Crutchfield, as well as $5,000 in the form of grocery gift cards from Kroger. These gifts will be used to support citizens and communities in Southwest Virginia most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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United Way of Southwest Virginia and Mitsubishi Chemical Advance Materials Connect Local Teachers to Local Manufacturing

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Read about local teachers touring Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials during an Educator in Industry Tour featured in the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing, Inc. E-Newsletter.

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