Nonprofit Spotlight: United Way | Atmos Energy

Nonprofit Spotlight: United Way

September 29, 2020

United Way envisions a world where every individual has an opportunity to succeed and entire communities thrive as a result. With a mission fueled by the passion of 2.8 million volunteers and 9.8 million donorsUnited Way focuses on education, financial stability and health – the building blocks for a good life and a strong community 

United Way volunteers, donors and advocates make a lasting difference every day by donating their time, their money, and their voice.  Their efforts to improve lives mobilize the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. 

United Way volunteers are a global community of game changers that use their time and talents to create social change in communities where they live and work.  With the belief that meaningful community solutions require more than money, programs or policies, United Way matches organizations in need with volunteers who have expertise in: 

  • Medical/health  
  • Crafts 
  • Education/training 
  • Public speaking/meeting facilitation 
  • Writing 
  • Handyman/painting/cleaning 
  • Spanish language 
  • Marketing 
  • Landscaping/gardening 
  • Social media/digital marketing 

As the largest privately-funded nonprofit in the world, United Way amplifies individual voices on important community issues and provides a platform for people to make a difference.  United Way’s public policy and advocacy work includes fighting for: 

  • Health: To ensure 90 percent of Americans are healthier by 2028 
  • EducationTo ensure that 95 percent of students graduate high school ready for college and a career. 
  • Financial StabilityTo ensure 5 million Americans are financially stable and have better paying jobs by 2028 
  • Community Strengthening: To ensure communities remain strong by protecting and expanding charitable giving incentives and national service programs like 2-1-1, a vital resource for social services informationand to prevent human trafficking, punish offenders and support survivors.  
  • Coronavirus reliefTo support legislation that advocates for nutrition support, paid sick leave, health care coverage for necessary COVID-19 testing, expanded unemployment benefits, increased funding for emergency food and shelter programs, relief to small businesses, incentives to encourage charitable giving to local solutions, and much more for millions of families and communities 

United Way plays a key role when communities face disaster. From ensuring first responders can act swiftly to leading long-term recovery, United Way has the experience, networks and capacity to address even the most devastating events. United Way's primary role in times of disaster is in long-term recovery, which can take three to five years. 

With passion to Fuel Safe and Thriving Communities, Atmos Energy and its employees have donated more than $12 million to United Way since 2006 and has dedicated thousands of volunteer hours, helping our neighbors to succeed in school, gain solid financial ground and live healthier lives. 

United Way Dallas Aspire 2030 Kick off Event, September 2020.




 

Finding targeted solutions to local community challenges is the cornerstone of our United Way partnership, said David Park, Atmos Energy senior vice president of utility operations and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas board member.  “It’s ensuring young children receive the tools they need to read on-leveloffering nutritious meals to food insecure households, and empowering the most vulnerable populations.  Our vital work with United Way engages people from all backgrounds to improve lives and strengthen communities.”  

To join United Way and surround a community’s most critical problems, please visit: https://www.unitedway.org/