Many nonprofit organizations have more needs than ever this year, as the country battles COVID-19 and economic insecurity. That’s why Williams is committed to continued support of United Way.
“In my more than 30 years with Williams, I’ve seen the generosity of our employees shine through even the most challenging times,” said Williams President and CEO Alan Armstrong.
“Last year, we collectively supported more than 150 local United Way organizations and contributed $5.1 million, including the company match, to positively impact our neighbors. This year, our support of United Way is even more critical.”
Workplace campaigns will look differently this year, with fewer in-person fundraisers and events in Williams locations. Armstrong said online pledging will be especially crucial to continue supporting the communities where employees live and work.
Alison Anthony, President and CEO of the Tulsa Area United Way, said Williams has long been a leader in support of community needs.
“When people ask me about Williams and their employees, I say that they are a team of people who understand that together we rise and are stronger together. They lead by action and example, reminding us that the future can be better than today, and that we each have a role to play in creating that brighter future.”
Susan McCormick, U.S. President of United Way Worldwide, said calls to 211, United Way’s hotline for assistance, have increased four-fold in recent months. “You may not see it until you need it, but United Way is working every day in your community to connect people with local resources,” she said. “United Way and its partners are helping people stay in their homes, put food on the table, pay bills and stay healthy.”