Urban Alliance

Impact Stories from the Revitalize Initiative

Revving Up for Revitalize: An Invitation to Participate in Impactful Health Outreach

It's no secret that Americans are struggling to care for their physical health needs and experience and maintain a lifestyle of wellness. In the U.S., 25 states have an adult obesity rate of 30% or more. 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. Non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic adults are twice as likely to have diagnosed diabetes as non-Hispanic white adults. And, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Here in Greater Hartford, the story is no different.

UAServe Volunteers Stack Up 5,127 Hours of Service, Dedication and Love in 2016

In fact, 576 volunteers from age 2 to 87, from 18 churches, 7 schools and universities, and 4 organizations, ranging in abilities, contributed volunteer service that valued at $118,279.89 in 2016 alone. They served at 22 churches and ministry organizations that participate in Urban Alliance initiatives, that provide after-school programs, pregnancy resource centers, community health screenings, homeless outreach ministries, food pantries, residential homes and other needed programs..