United Way has released a pool of $150,000 in funding targeted to programs new to United Way funding. Applicant programs must have a focus on basic needs (food and shelter) or financial stability. For more information, click here.
Land O’ Lakes, FL (August 4, 2015): United Way of Pasco County has established a relief fund to help local flood victims. Due to recent flooding, more than 61 homes have been severely impacted including low and moderate income residents and elderly families. Repair and recovery expenses may push many of these residents beyond their financial capacity. 100% of donated funds will be used to assist victims and no administrative funds will be used by United Way or its partners.
Duke Energy through their Florida Foundation Council has provided United Way of Pasco County a $10,000 grant to begin the fund and get recovery work under way. Duke Energy will also be assisting by providing volunteers in the field to help flood victims. “Duke Energy is grateful for the work United Way Pasco has planned to respond to the needs of citizens in Pasco County who have been impacted by flooding,” said Alex Glenn, Duke Energy Florida state president, “We are proud to provide this grant to help with the efforts.”
United Way of Pasco County is working closely with the Pasco County Emergency Operations Center and Emergency Management Staff to assist in appropriate ways and mobilize corporations and citizens when safe to begin recovery efforts.
Flood victims may call 2-1-1 in Pasco to find resources for assistance and log their needs. Simply dial 2-1-1 from any Pasco phone or dial (877-828-8929) to be connected with a call specialist 24/7.
Funds may be donated to help flood victims by making a contribution at any Wells Fargo Bank nationwide to the United Way of Pasco-Flood Relief Account. Funds may also be donated directly to United Way of Pasco County – 17230 Camelot Court
United Way enjoyed attending the BBBS annual lunch. We learned that 96% of children involved with BBBS graduate to the next grade level and 99% have NO contact with the juvenile justice system. Simply amazing!
David Duff was recognize at Big Brother of the Year for his extraordinary service. He told a very compelling story about his relationship with his little brother Anthony.
BBBS is also involved in matching bigs with littles from military families. To learn more info click here.
The reinvigorated Community and Partnership Development (CPD) Committee met today for the first time. In the coming weeks and months the committee will help United Way reach out to the community to help determine the way forward for our new Community Impact focus areas.
Our UW is embracing a new way of doing its work. We are reaching out to the Pasco Community and listening to determine where we should focus our efforts. Our committee will also help us review applications for funding, visit our partner agencies, and make recommendations to our board regarding funding allocations.
Our work to determine our CI focus areas will take some time and a great degree of input from our community. As we move forward with developing our CI model, we will continue our usual application and allocation process for our funded partners.
We welcome the following people to our committee:
Cami Austin – Synovus Bank, UW Board Member
Kim Bogart – Bogart & Associates Consulting and Training
Gino Casanova – Sen. Fasano’s Office
Heather Fiorentino – Superintendent, Pasco County Schools
John Hagen – Pasco Economic Development Council
David Lambert – Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative
Skip Miller – SunTrust Bank, UW Board Member
George Romagnoli – Pasco County Community Development, UW Board Member
Jerome Salatino – Career Central
Harold Sample – Workforce Housing Ventures
Tina Shelton – Community Volunteer, UW Board Member
Volunteer Way assists more than 20,000 families each month providing food and other basic necessities. They are now celebrating their 20th anniversary. Congratulations! Today United Way attended their anniversary breakfast. Clerk of the Court Paula O’Neil was the event MC and “umpire” and welcomed us with a Spring Training theme. Senator Mike Fasano offered words […]
A huge thank you to all the volunteers working at the VITA and AARP free income tax prep sites! To date, more than 1,800 returns have been filed for more than $2.8 million refunds coming back to Pasco County. 722 returns qualified for the Earned Income Credit (EIC). The average EIC received is almost $1,200. By the end of the 2012 tax season, our volunteers will have assisted thousands of more people in filing their returns.
If you would like assistance in filing your taxes, please call our 2-1-1 hotline, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to schedule an appointment.
We have just launched our new website and we hope that it suits your needs. Please let us know if you find anything that needs our attention. We appreciate it and everything you do for United Way of Pasco County.