United Way of Greater Baytown Area and Chambers County's mission is to develop, promote and support solutions designed to meet targeted community needs. The annual campaign is about bringing people together to tackle our community's most difficult issues in the areas of education, financial stability, and health. Thank you for your participation and support. Your contribution is a reflection of your commitment to helping those in need and giving back to our community. Together, we are changing lives and strengthening communities – one child, one adult, and one family at a time.
United Way was chartered in 1946 as the Tri-Cities and East Harris Community Chest after World War II ended. During the war, Baytown area residents gave generously to the national war fund, with the contributions supporting a variety of local needs: community health, services and programs for returning war veterans, character building and recreational activity, as well as war relief. The Tri-Cities Welfare League (known today as Baytown Resource & Assistance Center) received much of this money, and it was the Welfare League board that served as the first governing board for the new Community Chest.