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Learn more about how you can get involved with our 2016 Campaign!

What We’re Doing
United Way focuses on education, financial stability, and health because they are the essential building blocks for a good quality of life. Our goal is to build solutions that create positive social change.

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If you need help in this time of natural disaster, please call 2-1-1, 319-739-4211, or 1-866-469-2211. You can also search 2-1-1’s database at

Learn more about how 2-1-1 can help you or your neighbors.

United Way Featured on Mediacom Newsleaders

UWECI Chief Operating Officer, Tim Stiles, was recently featured on Mediacom Newsleaders. He sat down with Karol Kelly to talk about our 2016 campaign and the impact donations to United Way have on our local community.

Watch the Mediacom Newsleaders interview.

Food security in our community

Food is essential to our daily lives. The quantity and quality of food affects not only our quality of life, but also our productivity; we need nutrients to be energized and ready for work or school. However, many in our community don’t have consistent access to food.

Read more about challenges and strategies for creating food security in East Central Iowa.

Our Community
United Way of East Central Iowa’s service area is five counties: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, and Linn counties. We work to understand people we serve at the county, city, and neighborhood level and improve well-being in each area.
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The board of directors of United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) formally announced the appointment of Tim Stiles to president & CEO this morning. Mr. Stiles, currently chief operating officer at UWECI, will take over the position Jan. 1.

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Help us get a better total picture of our local volunteers by sharing your 2016 flood volunteer hours and inspirational stories.

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This month we are spotlighting WLI member, Julie Golding. Learn more Julie and her passion for building strong women in our community.