River Region United Way

Brantwood Children’s Home Among Charities Seeking Help during Holidays

This holiday season, many of us will be cutting back our gift giving due to price inflation across the country. Though, what does that mean for organizations that depend on donations? Brantwood Children’s Home, executive director, Gerald Jones says this time of the year is hard, pandemic or not. But for the last two years they’ve struggled raising money after…

River Region United Way’s New President: Ron Simmons’ Vision

The River Region United Way welcomed a new president and CEO in July. Alabama News Network’s Samantha Williams sat down with Ron Simmons Thursday to get an idea of his vision for the organization moving forward. Ron Simmons is replacing Jimmy Hill who served the River Region United Way for 10 years. He was the president and CEO for 6…

“Stuff the Truck” 2020 Another Big Success for Montgomery Public Schools

All of us at Alabama News Network want to thank all of you who donated to the annual “Stuff the Truck” event to benefit Montgomery Public Schools. Saturday, members of Tie and Doll, Inc. were outside the Sturbridge Winn-Dixie in Montgomery to collect snacks and other items for students as well as cash donations. This year, a larger U-Haul truck…

Pay It Forward: Xavier Lewis of Montgomery

  The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Xavier Lewis of Montgomery . Lew, as he’s affectionately called, has dedicated his life to service. He’s proud of his 30-year career in the U.S. Air Force, but he’s known around the River Region for his willingness to step up wherever he’s needed. Lew retired as a Master Sargent…

New Round of Grants Awarded from COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Central Alabama Community Foundation and River Region United Way have announced a third round of grants for  non-profit organizations and churches from the Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund. “On March 20th, we along with the River Region United Way, announced the Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund,” Burton Crenshaw, the President of the Central Alabama Community Foundation said. “The Fund…

River Region United Way President & CEO Jimmy Hill Announces Resignation

United Way President & CEO Jimmy Hill – Photo from River Region United Way Facebook page River Region United Way has announced that President and CEO Jimmy Hill has announced his resignation effective June 1. Hill says he has accepted a statewide position in an area of personal interest to him. “The Board is grateful for Jimmy Hill’s years of…