What Does United Way of Abilene do to Mind the Gap?

 

We improve the lives of those who live in Abilene and our area by bringing people together to tackle issues that affect all of us.  With your help, we can change the stories and create a long-lasting impact by developing youth to their full potential, strengthening families, providing access to vital health services, sustaining senior independence, and helping our neighbors through a crisis, such as the 2019 tornado or COVID-19. 

During the 2019 tornado and the 2020 Shelter in Place, United Way of Abilene provided:
181 households received grants to help pay for homes damaged in the tornado
229 children attended the free Day Camps for essential workers
240 families displaced from work during COVID received rent and utility assistance
260,000 meals were donated to the Food Bank  

Now more than ever we need to come together, united we can make the difference.

“I never imagined as a barber I would need financial help, then COVID hit and suddenly I was out of work. As a single mom, with no immediate income, I found myself needing help to pay my bills. Thanks to the people in Abilene, the Christian Service Center was able to provide me with rental assistance to get me through.”

2021 Campaign Chairs
and Cabinet

 

BRAD HOLLAND

Hendrick Medical Center

MEGAN ALLRED

First Abilene Federal Credit Union

DAVID YOUNG

Abilene Independent School DIstrict

LEIGH BLACK

LEIGH BLACK

KIRK CANADA

KIRK CANADA

DILLON COBB

DILLON COBB

BRADY HARWELL

BRADY HARWELL

CASJEN RICO

CASJEN RICO

ELYSE LEWIS

ELYSE LEWIS

SHAUN MARTIN

SHAUN MARTIN

Loaned Executives

Individuals are recruited each year from corporations and small businesses. Businesses “loan” their representatives to United Way on a part-time basis during the fall to assist other businesses with their United Way employee campaigns. They participate in team-building and training programs during the summer in preparation for the campaign. The Loaned Executive Program benefits an organization by providing opportunities for individuals to meet people from every area of the community. They have the opportunity to develop relationships through the United Way campaign organization and within the companies they work with during the campaign. These contacts can be of great benefit to an organization in their business

Jared Armstrong

Jared Armstrong

Hendrick Medical Center

Rad Eicke

Rad Eicke

First Bank Texas

Brent Hill

Brent Hill

First Financial Bank

Matthew Gonzales

Matthew Gonzales

First Financial Bank

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

First Financial Bank

Lindsay Palmer

Lindsay Palmer

Abilene Christian University

Ashley Pfannenstiel

Ashley Pfannenstiel

Betty Hardwick

Ben Price

Ben Price

First Abilene FCU

Nick Ronalder

Nick Ronalder

Hardin-Simmons University

Erica Smith

Erica Smith

Hendrick Medical Center

Jared Whitworth

Jared Whitworth

United Supermarkets

Pamela Williams

Pamela Williams

City of Abilene

Jason Valdez

Jason Valdez

First Bank Texas

Amanda Young

Amanda Young

Abilene ISD

Contact Us

To learn more about our programs or to get involved.

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(325) 677-1841

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240 Cypress St. Abilene, TX 79601

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uwab@unitedwayabilene.org