The United Way system includes nearly 1,350 community-based United Way organizations. Each is independent, separately incorporated and governed by local volunteers. The United Way believes that the best way to help the most people is to focus on the root causes of a community's most serious problems and that it takes the whole community working together to pull it off. The organization brings together people from all across the community, from government, business, faith groups, nonprofits, the labor movement and ordinary citizens, to tackle the issues that matter most. If it requires fundraising, going to City Hall, or just getting people to work together, that's where the United Way helps. The organization is focused on the results of the lives it changes and the communities it helps to shape. The United Way has a branch located in Detroit, where it is staffed by nearly 200 people.