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Chilton County United Way transitions to United Way of Central Alabama

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer

 

The Chilton County United Way held a luncheon event on March 30 to celebrate the organization’s transition to the United Way of Central Alabama.

The event hosted representatives from United Way, including the CEO and President of United Way of Central Alabama, Drew Langloh, as well as local agencies that are supported by United Way.

Along with celebrating the transition, United Way of Central Alabama was able to give out allocation checks to all of the agencies present.

“The first and primary purpose of this event was to recognize all of the human service agencies in Chilton County that work with United Way and just the great work that they do,” Langloh said. “We were here to recognize them and to give out their allocation checks for the year.”

Chilton County became the sixth county in the state to be part of the United Way of Central Alabama with the transition. The other five are Jefferson County, Shelby County, Walker County, Blount County and St. Clair County.

The transition presents a huge boost to the volunteers and United Way agencies in the county. Nothing will change in terms of what United Way does in the community. The only thing that will change is that United Way of Central Alabama will bring a larger amount of resources and financial stability, things that are extremely beneficial in the midst of a pandemic, according to Langloh.

The agencies in Chilton County that will be supported by United Way of Central Alabama in 2021 are as follows: American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Butterfly Bridge, CareNet, Chilton County Board of Education, Chilton County Department of Human Resources, Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center, YMCA of Chilton County, Chiton-Shelby Mental Health, Easter Seals of Birmingham Pediatric Rehab, Easter Seals of West Central AL Rehab, Family Sunshine Center, Girl Scouts of N. Central AL, Kelsey’s Place, Operation Santa Claus – FOP, PEECH (Chilton Education Foundation), Raleigh’s Place, SPAN of Chilton County, Toys for Kids Maplesville, Westend Neighborhood Watch-Youth, His Steps for Women.