Generous community has donated water, but more needed for Heat Relief Network

For the 2019 summer season, the Heat Relief Network organizing partners set an ambitious goal of 50 pallets of water — 110,000 individual water bottles — across Pinal County. Launching the Heat Relief Network on May 1, and running through Sept. 30, that gave five full months to collect and distribute that water, according to […]

Allen Villalobos new executive director at United Way of Pinal County

Allen A. Villalobos on May 1 become the new executive director at United Way of Pinal County. “We are very pleased to have Allen join the organization. Allen is a tenured executive director, having spent 30-plus years with a larger United Way in California,” Gregg Bargo, UWPC board president, said in a release. “We look […]

United Way of Pinal County Executive Director Bowler resigns

The United Way of Pinal County executive director, Manuela “Mannie” Rehm-Bowler, has resigned. She has accepted a position outside of the region due to family circumstances and will leave on Feb. 14. A transition period is being developed to ensure all United Way programs continue uninterrupted, according to a release. “We wish Mannie continued success, […]

3 agencies to receive city of Apache Junction human services funding

An agency providing food, another offering educational strategies for children and a third presenting intervention programs for families affected by domestic abuse will receive health and human services funding by the city of Apache Junction. The city council recently voted 6-1 in a consent agenda to approve contracts for 2018-19 that include giving $33,000 to […]