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Publix delivers $24K check to United Way of Cullman County

The store has donated more than $57K to the nonprofit this year

L-R: Publix District Manager Vincent Mingione, Assistant Store Manager Brad Boshell, United Way of Cullman County Board Chairman Steve Moore, United Way of Cullman County Past Chairwoman Deborah Hoover

CULLMAN - On Monday afternoon, Publix Super Market managers presented the United Way of Cullman County (UWCC) with a check for $24,100 from Publix Super Market Charities, completing the organization’s donation pledge from this year’s drive.  Publix associates and Publix Super Market Charities exceeded last year’s campaign for a total donation of $57,146 this year. (See www.cullmantribune.com/articles/2018/02/26/united-way-cullman-county-cel....)

Contributions from the 2017-18 campaign will benefit UWCC’s 16 local agency partners.  This is the second United Way Campaign since Publix opened its doors in October of 2015.   

In a press release, UWCC Director Sammie Danford wrote, “Publix and its employees have made an outstanding commitment to support United Way and Cullman County.  We could not continue to meet the needs of our community without their generosity. We are honored and grateful to the employees who give back to the communities they serve.”

This particular donation was generated entirely by Publix employees with support from Publix Super Market Charities.  On Tuesday, UWCC Assistant Director Becky Goff explained to The Tribune, “It is part of their commitment that they have.  All Publix stores run an internal campaign and then, once the employee campaign is finished, then they usually present the check to the local United Way.”

According to UWCC's press release, “Publix is consistently one of the top donors to United Way of Cullman County. This past February, United Way board, staff and volunteers personally thanked Publix associates during Publix Appreciate Day in recognition of their contributions.  Located in only six states, Publix is ranked the third largest United Way donor in the WORLD! Their continued support of our communities shows the ‘Strength in Giving.’”

Goff told The Tribune, “We are just proud of our relationship with Publix here in Cullman, and the local support that each store gives is very important to our community.  And we are excited to recognize not only the Publix associates, but Publix Charities for their continued support of the United Way of Cullman County.”

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