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United Way


Good news from the blog, Oct. 3 edition

October 3, 2015

Autism Pensacola to be featured on PBS, Oct. 3 Written by Rick Outzen on 27 September 2015 WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, has received word from “American Graduate Day 2015” producers in New York that…


2-1-1 Northwest Florida team among the best

September 27, 2015

United Way’s local five-person 2-1-1 Northwest Florida team was honored with highest quality assurance over 20 other 2-1-1s from across the nation. The Quality Assurance program uses a paid third party to conduct secret calls each…

Caring News

Every County District has ALICE households

November 17, 2014

ALICE households – those that live above the Federal Poverty Level , but less than the basic cost of living in Escambia – are spread throughout our community. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.…


Seville Rotary Arrogant Steak Cook Off, Oct. 24

October 1, 2014

Seville Rotary’s annual Arrogant Steak Cook Off will be held on Friday Oct. 24 at 5:30 pm at Seville Quarter. Teams of four will be provided steaks to prepare for event attendees in any manner they…


United Way: Thursday, May 15 evening update

May 16, 2014

U Contributions continue to come in through NEW: United Way of Okaloosa/Walton dropped off the money they collected in last Friday’s all day radio/tele-thon. New totals with the disaster fund are currently at $47,376. We…


United Way: Wednesday, May 14 evening update

May 15, 2014

Amazing Support for our Community: NEW: Our sister city in Gero, Japan: How blessed we are to have a partnership with the people of Gero, Japan. They are collecting donations to help provide relief and recovery…


United Way: Tuesday, May 13 evening updates

May 14, 2014

Contributions continue to come in through NEW: Direct financial assistance provided to partners and citizens through today’s check run include the disbursement of $15,000 to 30 families assisted through the United Way 2-1-1 Publix fund…


United Way: Weekend Update

May 12, 2014

Volunteer NEEDS for Agency Partners to best assist affected residents: Captain Bob Cornett with Salvation Army has made a request for 12 volunteers to work at their Q street location 1501 N Q Street on Monday,…


“Next Right Thing”

May 4, 2012

The “Next Right Thing” extended-day tutoring program is meeting or exceeding their goals to help under-performing elementary school students read at grade level, according to a recent report by United Way of Escambia County. Last August,…


Dine Out For St. Patty’s Day

March 8, 2012

St. Patty’s Day weekend isn’t just about green beer – okay, it is, but this year it’s also about giving back to the community. March 16 to 18, dine out at selected restaurants in Pensacola and…

Education News Pensacola

Lunch with Malcolm

November 15, 2011

Tying community-involvement with students to their success in school—and life— Escambia County School District Superintendent Malcolm Thomas challenged people to become actively involved with youth. Speaking to a United Way Emerging Leaders lunch crowd today, the…


Affiliated Baseball Parks – Single A

July 16, 2010

The naysayers like to make a big deal out of the Pensacola Pelicans aren’t an affiliated team. Of course they can’t be playing in the tiny UWF ball park, that is even substandard for a college…

BP Disaster

Grover and Goodin met with BP in D.C.

May 13, 2010

I spoke with Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson this morning about his and Santa Rosa Commissioner Gordon Goodin’s meetings with the Coast Guard and British Petroleum. Congressman Jeff Miller set up the meetings as part of…

Pensacola Politics

Cutting funds for non-profits

February 4, 2010

The Pensacola City Council is faced with an estimated $1.8 million deficit in the fiscal year 2010-11 budget. Instead of looking at how it may save dollars by consolidating services with the county, the immediate reaction…