United Way moves to new location

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - For 20 years the United Way in the River Region occupied an old home on South Perry Street. Not anymore.

Today, they're in downtown Montgomery, up high on the 6th floor of the old Union Bank building.

Roger Spain is the United Way's president-elect. Spain says the 6th floor is 30% bigger, more room to discuss and process donated fund to the region's 48 agencies.

"We have a bigger board room and we were in a building that was at least 100 years old," Spain said.

With this new location the United Way will pay $60,000 a year in rent. Agency leaders say this is a far better deal in the long run, a better deal because at the old location, the agency's maintenance costs were running more than $60,000 a year when you also factor in the heating and cooling.

The River Region United Way ended up selling its South Perry Street Victorian home to the Alabama Association for Justice for around $200,000.