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  • UNITED WAY OF WEST FLORIDA DISTRIBUTES $338,509 IN GRANTS FOR HURRICANE SALLY RECOVERY

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    March 12, 2021
    United Way of West Florida (UWWF) has distributed $338,509 of Hurricane Sally Relief Funding to nonprofit agencies providing direct assistance to clients and to assist with repairs to agency facilities in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. 
     
    Please see below and attached for more information. As always, feel free to reach out for any questions that you may have. My contact information is included below. Thanks!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    For Immediate Release  
     
    Contact: Naomi Kjer 
    Marketing Manager 
    United Way of West Florida
     
    850-444-7144 (direct) 
    850-346-9355 (cell) 
    naomi.kjer@uwwf.org 
     
    UNITED WAY OF WEST FLORIDA DISTRIBUTES $338,509 IN GRANTS FOR HURRICANE SALLY RECOVERY 
     
    Pensacola, Fla. – March 9, 2021 
    United Way of West Florida (UWWF) has distributed $338,509 of Hurricane Sally Relief Funding to nonprofit agencies providing direct assistance to clients and to assist with repairs to agency facilities in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
     



    “United Way of West Florida is here before, during, and after disasters, said President and CEO, Laura P. Gilliam. “While there is much work still to be done in helping our community recover, the outpouring of support from our community is inspiring and will get us one step closer to a full recovery.”  



    The distribution process was overseen by UWWF’s Community Investment (CI) Committee, which is a committee of the board of directors. The CI Committee has approved funding to 10 Escambia County and Santa Rosa County agencies for direct assistance to clients in the amount of $266,000 and $72,500 to six agencies for repairs to their facilities and/or equipment.  The remaining $145,075 and additional funding will be set aside for the Long-Term Recovery Group unmet needs committees in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. 



    Recipients of Hurricane Sally Relief Funds through this grant process will be required to submit monthly reports regarding use of the funds. 



    Individuals in need of information about available resources or services are encouraged to contact 211 Northwest Florida, powered locally by United Way of West Florida. Simply dial 211, text your zip code to 898211, or visit www.211nwfl.org to speak with a trained Information and Referral Specialist. The program is completely free, confidential, and available 24/7. 



     
    UWWF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every citizen in our community. UWWF has operated locally for 96 years with a vision of a community United to create better opportunities for all. By investing in programs, participating in partnerships, and leveraging resources, UWWF works to meet a mission of Uniting our community to improve lives.    



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    Naomi Kjer
    Marketing Manager
    United Way of West Florida
    1301 W. Government St.
    Pensacola, FL 32502
    (850) 444-7114 direct
    (850) 346-9355 cell

    www.uwwf.org
     

     
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