United Way of the Wine Country has been dedicated to improving lives locally for 50 years. Everyone deserves a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. To create lasting change, United Way focuses on solving the underlying causes of common problems related to education, income and health. We are committed to achieving lasting solutions - not just quick fixes - for our entire community.
At the end of 2018, we awarded disaster relief funding through Neighborhood Grants for several area groups who applied. We heard from one of the applicants who used our gifted funds to secure a place for items to be kept safely for future use by neighborhood residents.
“The Cool Box has been delivered and will be here for 15 months! We will start placing items in it between rain storms. Today, for example, we were given two sets of China that will go into the storage container until one of the neighborhood houses is completed. We also have a washer and dryer and furniture that is being donated!”- Mike Witkowski