Local People Meeting Local Needs

Our Mission:

United Way of Rockbridge takes a leadership role in improving the quality of life of the people in the Rockbridge area by assessing needs, raising and allocating funds, and ensuring the appropriate use of those resources by the community.

Our History:

United Way of Rockbridge was incorporated in 1950 and has  has grown from supporting a handful of agencies with a $20,000 fundraising goal to supporting more than 18 community organizations with nearly a quarter of a million dollar fundraising goal. Over the past 62 years, UWR has raised almost $4 million in funding for local organizations that serve people in our area.

The Challenge:

In this challenging economy, our community needs your support more than ever. Together we have a significant opportunity to create a brighter future for everyone, especially children, families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet.

  • United Way is the leader in funding human service programs in our community.
  • Community volunteers take part in assessing agencies and community needs and make recommendations to UWR regarding funding.
  • Funded agencies are held accountable for tangible results.
  • Therefore, our dollars work harder and go further in funding a wide variety of needs

How can I help?

  • Volunteer
  • Donate

When we think of others’ lives as linked to our own, our compassion grows. When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day.