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Monday, June 1, 2020
  United Way of West Florida believes that every person is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect – this includes equal treatment and access to justice.   The recent events involving violence and threats against African Americans illuminate the severity of systemic racism and underlying prejudice in our country. We denounce these...
Friday, May 22, 2020
  ESACAROSA FINANCIAL STABILITY COALITION OFFERS VIRTUAL FINANCIAL COACHING SERVICES   Thousands of households in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties struggle with increased debt and a lack of information about available resources to help them improve their financial standing. The EscaRosaFinancial Stability Coalition, facilitated by United Way of...
Monday, May 11, 2020
  You can help United Way of West Florida (UWWF) change the conversation around mental health in our community. In times of crisis, like the one we face now, it's especially important to support mental health. Studies show that one in five adults experience mental illness, yet less than half receive the support they need. Many individuals do not...
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
  We can be United even while we're apart. Here's how.   Right now it's easy to feel isolated. But even though we're apart, we are United. We are still a community. We are a community that is full of hand-raisers and doers. One full of people who are strong, compassionate, generous, and full of resolve. We know that if we come together, we'll get...
Thursday, April 16, 2020
UNITED WAY OF WEST FLORIDA DISTRIBUTES $246,266 IN PHASE ONE OF COVID-19 RESPONSE FUNDING   PENSACOLA, FLA. – April 16, 2020 United Way of West Florida (UWWF) has distributed its first phase of COVID-19 Response Funding to nonprofit agencies providing direct support to impacted individuals and families in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The...
Friday, April 10, 2020
  Keep young kids engaged while they are at home   United Way of West Florida (UWWF) supports local parents by providing free tips, tools and resources to help all kids have a strong start. Get a preview with these 15 ideas.   UWWF invests in quality early childhood education programs in our community. We provide tools and resources that...
Thursday, March 26, 2020
UNITED WAY OF WEST FLORIDA RECEIVES $250,000 IN COVID-19 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FROM GULF POWER FOUNDATION   PENSACOLA, Fla. – March 26, 2020 As communities around the world grapple with the lasting economic and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, community support organizations like United Way are in need more than ever. United Way of West...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    When you feel the most helpless, you actually have the power to do the most good.    As we continue to socially distance ourselves and self-quarantine, it’s natural to feel isolated. Staying away from other people, though necessary, doesn’t fulfill our need to take action, to do something in the face of this crisis. Fortunately, even in...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
UNITED WAY OF WEST FLORIDA LAUNCHES RELIEF FUND IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19   Pensacola, Fla. – March 20, 2020In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic facing our community and nation, United Way of West Florida has launched its relief fund to support those affected in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. As schools, businesses, and public...