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Looking Towards the Future

UNITED WAY OF ESCAMBIA COUNTY LOOKS TO FUTURE AS
 UNITED WAY OF WEST FLORIDA

Pensacola, Fla. – June 18, 2019

Previously known as the Community Chest, the United Fund, and United Way of Escambia County, the organization will now operate as United Way of West Florida (UWWF). On June 12, the organization received notice from the Florida Department of State that the name change amendment had been processed.

2019 Community Investment Press Conference

UNITED WAY OF ESCAMBIA COUNTY AWARDS $850,000 IN GRANT AWARDS THROUGH COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROCESS

 

Pensacola, Fla. – June 13, 2019
United Way of Escambia announced on Thursday the 29 nonprofit agencies receiving $850,000 in grant awards through the organization’s Community Investment Process. Programs operated by these agencies provide critical services to individuals and families across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in the areas of health, education, and financial stability.

Expansion of Service Area

UNITED WAY OF ESCAMBIA COUNTY TO INCORPORATE SANTA ROSA COUNTY INTO SERVICE AREA

On Thursday, April 25, United Way of Escambia County’s Board of Directors approved a motion to incorporate Santa Rosa County into the organization’s service area. This came at the request of United Way Worldwide, who approached United Way of Escambia County about assuming the territory.

Emerging Leaders

 

Within our community, 83 individuals under 40 years-old stand out. They stand out because through their philanthropy, they exhibit their dedication to community and leadership. We call them Emerging Leaders, and they choose to LIVE UNITED year-round through their annual gift of at least $365.

#211Day: Hurricane Michael

 

On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a high-end Category 4 hurricane. The devastation the storm left in its path was catastrophic and widespread. Homes were destroyed, neighborhoods were eradicated, and lives were forever changed.

As the storm passed, and the aftermath was first seen on television screens and across social media platforms, one thing was clear – people needed somewhere to turn. Many turned to 2-1-1.

WHO IS ALICE?

 

DID YOU KNOW - out of 118,702 households in Escambia County, 34% struggle to pay for basic needs such as housing, child care, food, transportation, health care, and technology? Statewide, 46% of households face the same financial challenges. In Escambia County, the number of low-income workers struggling to cover essentials grew by 7% between 2010 and 2016.