The United Way of Etowah County is getting $1,000 to help funding for partner agencies that focus on health, education and financial stability. Da Vita Gadsden Dialysis and Gadsden Acutes are donating the money. United Way of Etowah County is a partner to Northeast Alabama Kidney Association, which provides services to local End-Stage Renal Disease patients. Local donations to United Way make an impact on over 855 people in Etowah County every day. Da Vita is the largest instate dialysis service provider. The $1,000 check is part of the “DaVita Way of Giving. It is the company’s locally focused charitable giving initiative.