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Our Work

Help Everyone in Roanoke Valley Thrive

Your donation helps more people thrive. Thank you for making our community stronger!


We are known as a leader in responding to community needs. United Way brings together people, resources and strong community partners to improve lives today and impact our community for future generations. We “unite” people to address our community’s most complex issues.

Our mission: We unite the community to identify and solve our most critical issues.


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"I thank and appreciate United Way because, to me, they exemplify what it means for a future of moving forward as a community, from staff, their board members and to their volunteers. I'm extremely impressed with people who represent an organization that believes in the power of sowing seeds of development, partnership, communication and unity into every person that walks through the doorsteps of United Way. They don't only exemplify the what but they live out the why; that we as a society must continue to strive to be the friendly neighbor."
- JoJo Friday, Director of Development and Fundraising, CHIP of the Roanoke Valley

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