Each month we celebrate a local business or organization that supports 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. This month, we chat with United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.
Hi, what is your name and title at United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County?
Amy Lindner, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.
What is one song you can’t stop listening to and why?
“You’ll Never Walk Alone,” the Darlene Love version.
What are you passionate about in regards to our community and what is United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County doing for the community?
I’m passionate about living somewhere where people care so much about our community. And I’m passionate about United Way’s ability to help people put their care into action.
This is an unprecedented time: We are all being asked to make sacrifices, to change so much of our day-to-day lives. But the sacrifices being asked of us right now are not evenly distributed. The underlying inequities in our community and our society are leading to higher infection and death rates in the African American and Hispanic communities. Blue-collar workers are less likely to have the ability to work at home. Not all children and parents have access to the same supports for remote learning.
This is what United Way was built for. No matter the obstacles, United Way fights for everyone in our community.
For those of us whose businesses are still healthy, whose incomes have been unaffected, who have more than they need — your decision to Live United is a powerful way to keep people safe and make sure our community’s recovery is a robust one.