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retro art streamIn 1984, UAB President S. Richardson Hill Jr. signed the first-ever pledge card for the new Benevolent Fund. Now, one hour of pay or 1% of your income per month can help Blazers and others in the community get through tough times.

Help the Benevolent Fund meet its spring campaign goal of $2 million and enable its continued support of the Blazer Kitchen, the Employee Emergency Assistance Program and other community partners.

The Employee Emergency Assistance Program and Blazer Kitchen, operated by the Benevolent Fund, can provide assistance to those affected by the Jan. 26 tornado, and employees can contribute to relief funds online.

Each year, UAB’s official photographers capture tens of thousands of images as they document the incredible variety of events and personalities that make up our community. Here are some of our favorite photos of some of the most dramatic months in UAB history.

The plots will provide vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices to increase food security for the campus community and enable shoppers in UAB’s food pantry, Blazer Kitchen, to make more and varied healthy choices.

UAB’s Benevolent Fund has been working in overdrive to meet the needs of Blazers and Birmingham residents. Making, restarting or increasing a monthly pledge via payroll deduction can help continue its work.

UAB BTS logo FINALGet a glimpse into how employees are continuing their unique and important work during UAB’s limited business operations.

Applications for the Employee Assistance Program should be submitted by email, and Blazer Kitchen will provide pre-packed bags via drive-thru at Medical Towers noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays.

The sixth Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham home built by volunteers from UAB was dedicated with a ceremony Nov. 20, just in time for the Young family to celebrate Thanksgiving.

UAB is building its sixth Habitat House in Eastlake.

Donations can be given through July 12 to Staff Council representatives. The unit donating the most will win 25 tickets to UAB Football vs. Rice.

UAB Safe streamOn this sprawling urban campus, employees and students need to understand homelessness and learn to interact with homeless individuals in ways that are safe and respectful for both.

Contributions to the 2019 campaign goal supports local nonprofits such as Alabama Possible and its Cash for College program, which helped UAB junior Naomi Thomas attend college and discover her life’s calling.

In just two years, the campus food bank has served more than 156,300 meals to students, employees, patients and their families with the help of volunteers, including students from the Department of Social Work learning to apply the principles that guide their profession.

UAB employees have pledged more than $1.81 million during the 2013 campaign

Thirty-four percent of UAB employees donated $1.82 million in 2012, and this year’s goal is $1.85 million

UAB faculty, staff and students responded to those in need in the aftermath of the April 27 tornadoes, and they know more work will need to be done in the coming months.