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United Way Recognizes GE Aviation as “Top 10 Company”

July 28, 2022
Pictured L-R GE Aviation Employees: Javier Espinoza; Len Davis; Cristela Guevara Erdmann; Tiffany Glenn; Dr. D’uAndre A. Drain, UW Board Member; Lisa Garza, DHS-OBP, UW Board Member; and Javier Vazquez.

The United Way Board of Directors recognizes GE Aviation as a Top 10 Company Supporter. GE Aviation employees and the corporation contributed over $17,800 to United Way of South Texas during the 2021 Campaign.

Dr. D’uAndre Drain, Javier Vazquez and other GE team members coordinated the campaign and were instrumental in educating employees about United Way funded programs. GE Aviation not only contributes financially to United Way of South Texas, it also commits to community service throughout the year. GE employees participate in United Way’s Day of Caring and Back to School “In Style” Shopping Spree events every year. They also participate in the annual Fund Distribution process, which ensures program and financial accountability for United Way funded agencies. These two programs collectively impact 3,450 local Middle School and High School students annually.

“In many ways the world is forever changed due to Covid. The willingness of the GE McAllen team to give from their hearts and continue to support the local community through the United Way,” Len Davis said. “We are honored to be recognized as a United Way Top 10 Company and look forward to the continued partnership to support those in need.”

The generous donations from GE Aviation employees has helped over 178,500 residents in Hidalgo & Starr Counties. United Way funds programs that include emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and for the homeless; after school, youth leadership and homework assistance programs for children; end-of-life care services; advocates for children in foster care; free income tax preparation services for families who earn $60,000 a year or less; assistance for families affected by natural disasters and single home fires, and much more.

The United Way Board of Directors thanks GE Aviation and everyone who invests in United Way of South Texas, to ensure that critical services are available to families in our community.

About United Way:

United Way of South Texas funds in programs that address critical services in the areas of Health, Education, Financial Stability, and Safety Net. The organization supports over 21 non-profit agencies in Hidalgo and Starr Counties that serve a minimum of 178,500 local residents annually. Services provided by United Way of South Texas through Partner Agencies include emergency shelter, family violence counseling, character building programs, child victim advocacy, and infant stimulation classes. If you would like to support United Way programs with a monetary donation, you may mail a tax deductible check to United Way of South Texas at P.O. Box 187, McAllen, TX 78505-0187 or pledge online at https://unitedwayofsotx.org/donate-now/.