‘We are glad to be able to help promote these health services’

Good Samaritan Health Clinic provided free health screenings on-site at the United Way of Cullman County’s health fair Saturday, June 3, 2023. (Cayla Grace Murphy)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Food trucks, live music and dozens of tents packed with representatives from local nonprofits set the scene at the United Way of Cullman County’s inaugural health fair Saturday morning, June 3, near the Festhalle and Cullman County Museum. 

UWCC Executive Director Waid Harbison said the event was the first of its kind since he took on the role of director, and reflected one of a few major values of United Way, which is promoting a healthy lifestyle. 

“One of the three major areas of United Way is health,” he said. “We’ve done a lot for education and income stability, but this is really the first time we’ve done anything for health.” 

Despite 90-degree temps, community members were still out and about, taking advantage of free health screenings, enjoying bounce houses for kids and learning a plethora of information about some health-based services in Cullman.  

“We are glad to be able to help promote these health services to the community with United Way,” Harbison said. “We really want this to be an annual event; really we just wanted to get as many nonprofits and businesses who offer health-related assistance together so the community can have access to those resources in one place.” 

To stay up to date with the United Way, check out www.facebook.com/uwaycc.org.  

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