LINC Member, Maria Torres
Community Relations Specialist
United Parcel Service


LINC:
Why did you decide to get involved with United Way of Greater Atlanta’s LINC group?
Maria: I decided to get involved with LINC because I met Lauren at a UPS event and she told me so much about it that I had to check it out. The minute she mentioned community impact and being able to meet like-minded individuals, I was hooked. United Way and UPS have had a partnership for decades so I reached out to people who were once a part of LINC and they had nothing but positive things to say about it. I went to one meeting and knew this was something I undoubtedly wanted to be part of.


LINC:
What aspect of United Way’s work in the community are you most passionate about supporting?
Maria: I am most passionate about supporting their Kid’s Initiative, because kids are my priority when it comes to community impact. The impact that UW has made in just a year has been amazing, and I really want to see it continue, and be a part of it.


LINC:
What is your favorite quote?
Maria: “Never stop believing in the wild possibility that is you and your impact. Live in purpose. On purpose.”

“It’s an exciting time to live in Greater Atlanta! We are a community that never ceases to go above and beyond to extend support, and we have an exorbitant number of companies promoting their employees to get involved. We want YOU (our members) to show up to make our community a place where everyone can thrive.

It is an exciting time to live in Greater Atlanta, and the United Way is right in the middle of it! Located directly in the heart of Atlanta, United Way’s headquarters is always filled with people committed to serving the needs of our community and works as a conduit for those looking to get involved while having a fun and adventurous time in the process.

As the 2019-2020 Chair of LINC (Lead. Impact. Network. Change.), I can personally attest to the kindness, generosity, and desire to lead that I have witnessed in our members. It has been absolutely marvelous to be immersed in the drive and motivation that LINC members have displayed in their efforts to change the status quo and transform this city into a place where everyone can be proud to live.

There is so much more we can do! And we heard you. You want LINC to be the group that motivates you to volunteer with the causes that are meaningful to you, shares the impact of your generosity, and supports you as you grow as a leader in this city we call home. This year we are giving you asked for: more opportunities to show up!

In this exciting time to live in Greater Atlanta, and the time has never been better to get involved with LINC. I look forward to seeing you all out there.”

– Nick Alvarez