Blogs

Thursday, October 10, 2019
  Community Spirit on Display at United Way of West Florida’s Day of Caring Pensacola, Fla. – October 4, 2019Throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties today, United Way of West Florida volunteers rolled up their sleeves and gave back to area nonprofits and schools by completing over 150 service projects for the organization’s 27th Annual Day of...
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Pensacola, Fla. – September 17, 2019 A capacity crowd of just under 400 community members joined United Way of West Florida at the Pensacola Bay Center for their Annual Campaign Kickoff Celebration on Tuesday. Adorned with collegiate and professional football jerseys, shirts, and attire, attendees enjoyed a catered stadium meal from the Bay...
Monday, August 12, 2019
  COMMUNITY CELEBRATES UNITED WAY OF WEST FLORIDA’S 2018-19 ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT ANNUAL MEETING Pensacola, Fla. – August 8, 2019    Nearly three hundred community members, business leaders, and nonprofit agency representatives joined United Way of West Florida today at Sanders Beach – Corinne Jones Resource Center for the organization’s 2019 Annual...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
UNITED WAY OF ESCAMBIA COUNTY AWARDS $850,000 IN GRANT AWARDS THROUGH COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROCESS   Pensacola, Fla. – June 13, 2019United 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...
Friday, April 26, 2019
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...
Friday, April 12, 2019
  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. Beyond their financial contributions, Emerging...
Monday, February 11, 2019
  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...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  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...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Throughout the shutdown, United Ways around the country have been providing a host of services to federal workers and others, including financial services and counseling, emergency assistance for food, rent, and other immediate needs. Across the state of Florida, there are 79,771 federal employees, totaling 3.9% of nationwide federal employment,...