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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
"We are shocked and deeply disappointed by reports on the conditions and treatment of the nearly 2000 children that have been separated from their families at the border in just the past several weeks. United Ways of California urgently requests the Trump Administration to reverse its practice of separating children from their families at the border and take immediate steps to reunify any detained children with their parents. Removing children from their parents can cause toxic stress that can impair brain development and cause lifelong harm, a fact well established by medical research. This...
Monday, June 11, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Kristen Dolan (760) 323-2731  Kristen@uwdesert.org    United Way’s Day of Action Rallying Hundreds of Volunteers to Build Stronger, Healthier Communities   COACHELLA VALLEY – (June 11, 2018) United Way of the Desert is spurring hundreds of volunteers into action to create meaningful impact throughout the community on June 21, 2018 for Day of Action, an annual event that mobilizes the caring power of volunteers to create positive change in more than 450 communities around the world. Traditionally held on the longest day of the year, Day of Action invites...
Monday, June 11, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Kristen Dolan (760) 323-2731  Kristen@uwdesert.org  New United Way Poverty Report Finds 62% of Riverside County Households with Children Under Six Struggle with Economic Security COACHELLA VALLEY– (June 11, 2018) United Way of the Desert is proud to partner with United Ways of California on the release of Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California 2018, our new statewide report on financial challenges for working families. Unlike the official federal poverty level, which does not accurately account for local costs of living, the Real...
Monday, June 4, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Kristen Dolan (760) 323-2731 x25 Kristen@uwdesert.org MEDIA ADVISORY United Way’s Day of Action Empowering Volunteers to Build Stronger Communities BEAUTIFY OUR SCHOOLS ON JUNE 21ST COACHELLA VALLEY – On June 21st from 7:00am – 11:00am United Way of the Desert is rallying over 100 volunteers throughout the community for Day of Action, an annual event that mobilizes the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in more than 400 communities around the world. Here in the Coachella Valley volunteers will be in every school district cleaning up...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Kristen Dolan (760) 323-2731 x25 Kristen@uwdesert.org  PHOTOS PROVIDED WITH DROPBOX LINK http://bit.ly/2018GalaMediaPics                Community Proves We Are Living United  at 28th Annual United Way of the Desert Gala   RANCHO MIRAGE – (May 17, 2018) – The 28th Annual United Way of the Desert Gala was completely sold out – at over 300 tickets – in the week leading up to the unforgettable night! Early estimates show that the event raised over $195,000 to fund United Way and community programs focused on breaking the cycle of poverty in the Coachella...
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Kristen Dolan, Communications Manager for UWD, sat down with KMIR TV's Vince Marino to discuss whether a female minor might be to blame for her part of a student/teacher relationship. Kristen previously worked for years in the fields of child advocacy and anti-human trafficking and is able to give valuable insight into the psychology of these crimes, as well as what the law states as to whether these minor are complicent in these crimes or whether they are victims. You can watch the interview here - https://youtu.be/i3YUvpIdcFc?t=36s Our local chapter of Women United is also doing the work of...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Kristen Dolan (760) 323-2731 x25 Kristen@uwdesert.org  PHOTOS PROVIDED WITH DROPBOX LINK             http://bit.ly/2018GalaPhotosLogo   Bill Powers to be honored at the 28th Annual United Way of the Desert Gala     RANCHO MIRAGE – (April 18, 2018) – The United Way of the Desert Gala is back for its 28th year and it’s hotter than ever. “Hot Havana Nights” will be held on May 11, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage. The night will begin at 6:00pm with cocktails, followed by dinner and the evening’s program. Sensation Showband will be there to carry...