COVID-19 Cannot Stop a Community’s Good Works

United Way of the Cape Fear Area promotes and encourages the use of the platform Corona Community to protect high-risk populations during COVID-19. Wilmington, NC: Although COVID-19 has affected daily routines, it has not kept the community from collaborating to generate creative solutions to today’s problems. One particular issue involves the safety of some of the most vulnerable populations: how …

How United Way is Here for Cape Fear during COVID-19

United Way of the Cape Fear Area brings the community together by partnering with prominent leadership in order to solve some of the toughest issues facing the community today. Wilmington, NC: Over the past month, United Way of the Cape Fear Area (UWCFA) has worked diligently to unite the community during the COVID-19 pandemic by promoting NC 211 services, and …

A New CEO for United Way of the Cape Fear Area

United Way of the Cape Fear Area is pleased to announce the appointment of Tommy Taylor as its new CEO. Wilmington, NC: The Board of Directors of United Way of the Cape Fear Area (UWCFA) is pleased to elect Tommy Taylor as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer, effective April 16, 2020. From Manfield, Ohio, Tommy moved to Greensboro, NC …

Uniting with SHARE Cape Fear

United Way of the Cape Fear Area encourages unity during the COVID-19 pandemic by partnering with Cape Fear Collective and the New Hanover Disaster Coalition. Wilmington, NC: United Way of the Cape Fear Area, in partnership with Cape Fear Collective and the New Hanover Disaster Coalition, powers the creative, interactive platform SHARE Cape Fear. SHARE Cape Fear is designed to …

Lisa Leath Explains “Why I Give.”

Lisa Leath, president, Leath HR GroupI have volunteered, advocated and donated to United Way of Cape Fear Area (UWCFA) since 2008 because I continue to see strong impact in our community. I’ve served as a campaign organizer in the workplace many times over and as a volunteer on the UWCFA board for the last five years. My husband volunteers with …

Brunswick County manager explains “Why I Give” to United Way of the Cape Fear Area.

Ann Hardy, Brunswick County manager I give to the United Way of the Cape Fear Area because I have personally experienced that United Way and the agencies they support are truly helping my friends and neighbors when they find themselves in crisis while teaching them skills to become self-sufficient. In my role in county government, I often encounter people for …

Victaulic plant manager explains why he gives to the United Way

The StarNews is partnering with other area media companies to hold United Way Media Day on May 14 to help raise more funds for local nonprofits. As part of our coverage, we asked business and community leaders to share why they give to the United Way. Michael Reives, plant manager, Victaulic “When I was younger, I only associated United Way …

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & ILM, 50 Year Commemoration

On April 4, 2018, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, the MLK 50-Year Commemoration Commission will hold an event at Williston Gymnasium to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King and his commitment to promoting peace, social justice and reconciliation. All are invited to attend. Many people, including local residents, are not aware of the history of April 4, 1968. On …

Local Heroes Honored at UWCFA’s “Night of Heroes.”

A fourth-grader raised $1,800 by selling decals to help buy sheetrock for her neighbors’ flooded homes. A pastor’s wife organized Wilmington’s largest hurricane relief hub using a pad of paper and the wifi coming from her car. An EC teacher cleaned homes and babysat chef’s children so that they could serve food to storm victims. These are just a few …

Stepping Up When the Government Shut Down

By Julie Wilsey In January, the Federal shut-down impacted more than 100 workers and families in the Cape Fear area. The dedicated federal workers continued to work despite receiving a paycheck. It was heart wrenching to watch the Federal workers (TSA, FAA, FBI, National Weather Service, Coast Guard and the rest of the alphabet soup) do their important jobs while …