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 …

Nearly Half of the Cape Fear Struggles To Make Ends Meet

By Basil John – May 17, 2018 7:11 PM https://www.wwaytv3.com/2018/05/17/study-nearly-half-of-the-cape-fear-struggles-to-make-ends-meet/ CAPE FEAR, NC (WWAY) — Are you living paycheck to paycheck, trying to figure out how to make ends meet? Well, you’re not alone. It’s all too common across the country, and right here in the Cape Fear, a new study shows. “Especially getting paid every two weeks at minimum …

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 …

New President and CEO Announced

United Way of the Cape Fear Area announces the appointment of E. Craig Heim as their new President and CEO. Mr. Heim will replace Christopher Nelson who held that position with the local United Way since 2008. Mr. Heim has a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and comes to the Cape Fear Area from Syracuse NY. Previously he worked for …

Laurence Gray Sprunt Society Established in Wilmington

United Way of the Cape Fear Area is proud to announce the creation of the Laurence Gray Sprunt Society through a philanthropic bequest from the Will of Laurence Gray Sprunt. Laurence Gray Sprunt, from the prominent longtime Wilmington family, was the son of James Laurence and Annie Gray Nash Ruffin. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill …

FamilyWize Reaches $1 Billion in Cumulative Savings!

Congratulations to FamilyWize for reaching a fantastic milestone, $1 Billion in cumulative savings! FamilyWize distributes prescription savings cards, free of charge, making prescription medications more affordable. FamilyWize is a trusted and valued partner of UWCFA and its services are used by many across our four counties and the United States. In 2016, FamilyWize has helped over 2,290,000 people nationwide, with …

Local Red Cross Executive Director to Lead Central NC Chapter

WILMINGTON, April 17, 2017—The Eastern North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross is thrilled to announce Vicki LaBelle, Executive Director for the Red Cross of the Cape Fear Area, will be relocating to Durham, NC, to serve as the executive director of the Central North Carolina Chapter. LaBelle leaves behind an 11-year history of ensuring exceptional delivery of vital …

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United Way of the Cape Fear Area President & CEO Announces Retirement

 5919 Oleander Drive Wilmington, NC 28403 Leanne Strawn VP, Communications 910-798-3900 x. 104 (Work) leanne.strawn@uwcfa.org For Digital / Print Release United Way of the Cape Fear Area President & CEO Announces Retirement Wilmington, NC, January 11, 2017 – Christopher Nelson, President and CEO of United Way of the Cape Fear Area, UWCFA, will retire on June 30, 2017 after eight years …