our mission

To increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.


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United Way of the Pine Belt Region

serves Jones, Jasper, Smith, Wayne & Covington Counties. UWPBR is a non-profit, 501c(3) charitable organization located at 401 W Oak Street, Laurel, Mississippi.

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Understanding the diverse makeup of our community, it is our sincere desire to serve all those in need. United Way of the Pine Belt Region will not discriminate against anyone regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. We recognize the structural racism, ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to racial disparities that have existed in the past and persist in the present. We acknowledge those inequities are the result of policies and practices that work to marginalize entire populations of people. Let it be made clear that through this adopted policy, United Way of the Pine Belt Region seeks to maximize our external and internal contributions. We shall do this by valuing, utilizing and recognizing everyone’s unique potential in order to more fully achieve the goal of building a safer and stronger community.  We unequivocally denounce racism/ethnic discrimination because it undermines the well-being and vitality of our communities. Our United Way Network seeks to dismantle disparities and strives to engage residents and community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized, in the shared work of fortifying equity and empowerment. We work with public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, support, opportunities, and networks they need to thrive. Throughout this process, it is our desire to have dedicated and passionate volunteers from all segments of our community. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (e.g., convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.

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We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against their community’s most daunting social crises. Join us in our efforts by donating now.

United Way


Raised: $476000

Goal: $600000

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United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. In order to live better, we must LIVE UNITED.

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UWPBR Welcomes New Executive Director

We would like to welcome Betsy Davis Ivey as our new Executive Director! Betsy comes to us as an alum of Mississippi College. She is a former flight attendant and worked for Southern Linc Wireless for 13 years. She has lived in Laurel for over 20 years and considers it her home. Help us give her a warm welcome! A quote from Betsy:
“The United Way of the Pine Belt Region is a phenomenal organization who faithfully serves a 5 county region. I am humbled and thrilled to be a part of the United Way team.”

Congrats, Eagle Scouts!! 🦅 United Way is proud of you! 💙

Troop 33 Eagle Board of Review:
“5 Scouts Meet the Board and Eagled up.”
From Left to Right:
Tyson Sherman
Fletcher Horne
Ben Masters
Ian Marks
J.T. Pickering
“The United Way’s support has directly impacted the lives of these fresh, new Class of Troop 33 Eagles.”