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  United Way
for Jackson & George Counties
story by Lynn Lofton photos courtesy of United Way for Jackson & George Counties
Founded in 1960, United Way for Jackson & George Counties now estimates that their services directly touch the lives of one in every three persons in the two-county area. It began as a private not-for-profit organization known as the United Fund.
The original charter was inspired by a study gauging human needs in the community sponsored by the Pascagoula and Moss Point Chambers of Commerce. The new organization’s first fund-raising campaign was conducted in 1959 and raised pledges of $178,914 to fund 10 health and human services agencies in Jackson County.
“United Way has remained true to its mission over its 63-year history, growing from an agency primarily devoted to fund raising to helping close the gap of the unmet needs in the community,” says President and CEO Tee McCovey. “As our population grows and changes, United Way continues to lead the way for people to join together to help one another and build even stronger, more caring communities for all of us.”
Currently, United Way for Jackson and George Counties
has 17 partner agencies, each with multiple service programs. Additionally, United Way provides grant funding, gifts-in-kind, nonprofit training, consultation and other support services
to a host of local public and private nonprofit social service agencies.
Looking forward, United Way for Jackson & George Counties will continue to improve the lives of men, women and children in the two counties.
United Way for Jackson & George Counties funds 19 health and human service agencies with programs in the local community. By giving to United Way, you are helping friends, families and neighbors in our community succeed in life and receive help when they need it most.
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United Way for Jackson & George Counties
3510 Magnolia St., Pascagoula 228.762.7662 •

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