This year’s St. Clair County Chairman was Don Smith, Executive Director of St. Clair County Economic Development Council. "Our county had a very ambitious goal this year in order to meet the growing needs of our neighbors who are in need. I can't express how impressed I am with the United Way team and how hard they worked to achieve our goals. They are so knowledgeable and kind-hearted,”said Smith. Rhonda Cook served as the loaned executive for St. Clair County and worked diligently beside Smith.
Ray and Jimmie Nell Miller were gracious to open up their home and host a Leadership reception to thank those St. Clair Countians who gave to the UWCA campaign, Smith said.
"I'm always impressed by the charitable nature of our citizens and businesses in St. Clair County. It was because of their help and commitment to the United Way that allowed us to achieve our goal. I would like to give a special thanks to Honda, Publix, Red Diamond, Royal Foods and Ford Meter Box for being great corporate citizens. Every community would be better place for having these companies," Smith said
The funds raised will go to support more than 80 partners and programs in St. Clair, Jefferson, Walker, Shelby and Blount counties.
Last year United Way of Central Alabama allocated over $667,600 to 13 partners and programs located in St. Clair County and an additional allocation to the 30 partners which provide services to St. Clair County residents.
United Way of Central Alabama serves Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Blount and St. Clair Counties.