Donations to United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County support local programs that help families facing challenges like homelessness and food insecurity get back on their feet.
Over the past two years, Beth and Mike, along with their 12-year-old son Bryan, were sent on a life-altering, unexpected journey.
It began with 44-year-old Mike losing his job. At the same time, his wife Beth began having health problems which resulted in her own job loss. Suddenly, this Waukesha family of three found themselves unable to pay their bills and lost their one place of security: their home.
They were desperate. So, they reached out to The Salvation Army - Waukesha County, a United Way partner.
It was there they received nutritious meals served by the Community Meal Program. They also received housing assistance, employment leads for Mike, food pantry supplies, youth programs, and disability information for Beth.
Mike found employment and the family moved into a safe, affordable two-bedroom apartment.
The whole family is grateful for the compassion they received on their unexpected journey.
Mike, Beth, Bryan, and The Salvation Army remind us all that to live better, we must Live United.Help ensure every family in our community has a safe and stable place to call home: donate to United Way’s Safe & Stable Homes initiative.