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Strengthen Communities

We’re working to make our community a better place to live, work and thrive for all of us. We’re there for both the everyday and unexpected needs of our community – whether it impacts an entire family, street, neighborhood or region.

What We're Facing

39%

of United Way 2-1-1 requests for community development and enrichment were unmet

7 of 16

counties we serve in Missouri and Illinois identified built environment as a priority need

4,451

severe storms, tornadoes and flooding occurred in Missouri in 2019

Addressing the Need

Built Environment

The quality of where you live, work and play directly impacts your quality of life. Imagine if you weren’t able to access healthy foods because you live too far from a supermarket or grocery retailer? Access to healthy foods, green spaces and places to relax and play makes a stronger community and better place for all.

Community Building

Knowing your neighbors and your social and physical resources makes for a positive community. United Way works to build a robust, safe Greater St. Louis community that enhances the lives of our neighbors and provides them with the tools they need to thrive. Community building was identified as a priority need in three counties across the region.

Disaster Preparedness & Response

Floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural and man-made disasters have long-lasting consequences – even multi-generational impacts – on the Greater St. Louis region. United Way 2-1-1 plays a central role in helping communities and individuals recover from disaster, including government coordination and volunteer recruitment to call center activities, neighborhood outreach, and more.

Building a Stronger Region

     

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