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United Way Helps Americans Achieve Financial Stability

As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education and currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits.  For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help.

Our Goal

Benton County's poverty level is over 30%. We hope to decrease the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable. With your help, we believe that we can help working families get on the road to economic independence.

Our Strategy

To address the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially.  We believe that by working with our partner agencies, United Way can help families meet their basic needs, as well as, plan for and achieve their long-term financial goals. 

Over 300 United Ways and their local community partners are engaged in activities and initiatives to help build the financial stability of families in their communities.

How You Can Help

When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all.  We encourage you to volunteer, donate and advocate for those in need.