We Are United

June 02, 2017

**Originally published on June 17th, 2016 Our hearts go out to all those affected by the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub. It is difficult to believe that an event so devastating could take place in this community. Our deepest of sympathies go out to the family and friends of the 49 victims whose lives were cut short by such a senseless act– as well as to the survivors, first responders, and all those whose lives are forever changed by this heartbreaking event. Many of our supporters have asked us to share   our experiences over the past week.  Our campus is located...

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United Against Poverty: Orlando United Day

June 02, 2017

One year. One painful year ago, on a night that was supposed to be filled with laughter, memories, and dancing, an unthinkable tragedy happened less than a mile away from our campus. June 12th marks the one year anniversary of the tragedy that shook Orlando, and this nation, so hard that an innumerable amount of people came together as one to help and honor our fallen neighbors. Today we remember those that stepped up when the community needed it the most. At United Against Poverty, we remember all of the volunteers coming in and out of our doors all day,...

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Orlando Sentinel Features Toxic Charity Article

November 17, 2016

Strategic giving is a concept that may seem selfish at the forefront because of the attitude of selflessness that normally accompanies charitable contribution. But this method of purposeful giving is what is needed in order to address several issues regarding poverty and homelessness in various communities, especially right here at home in Orlando.

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UP Orlando on TV 45

November 17, 2016

In October, UP Orlando Executive Director Eric Gray was featured on TV 45’s of Welcome Home with host Barbara Beck. This episode focused on the issue of working poor in our community and featured two of UP Orlando clients who shared their story from homelessness to hope. Thank you, Good Life 45 for having a heart for our mission and for giving a voice to those who are struggling in our community!

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