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UNITED WAY SUNCOAST RECEIVES $75,000 DONATION FLORIDA BLUE TO IT’S COVID-19 RELIEF AND RECOVERY FUND TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE AND EMERGENCY RELIEF TO THE MOST VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY

TAMPA, FL – April 21, 2020 – United Way Suncoast is please to announce that it will receive $75,000 in emergency funding to its COVID-19 Relieve and Recovery Fund from Florida Blue to provide much needed relief to our agency partners on the front lines providing immediate relief to individuals and families dealing with this…

United Way Suncoast begins distribution of over $1,000,000 of COVID-19 Relief Funds

Fourteen human service agencies serving 194,407 families in desperate need throughout the Suncoast have been awarded emergency funding from the United Way Suncoast COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund during their initial round of funding. TAMPA, FL – April 14, 2020 – United Way Suncoast launched the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund on March 17, 2020…

UNITED WAY SUNCOAST TO RECEIVE $45,000 IN EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FROM FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT FOR IT’S COVID-19 RELIEF AND RECOVERY FUND

Tampa, Fla. (March 30, 2020) – United Way Suncoast is committed to ensuring that residents in the Manatee/Sarasota area have access to basic needs and critical community services during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. United Way Suncoast is pleased to announce that Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), through the NextEra Energy Foundation, is…

United Way Suncoast Selects New CEO

New CEO is a Well-known Community Leader in the Tampa Bay Area TAMPA, FL (October 9, 2019) – Following an extensive local and national search, the United Way Suncoast (UWS) Board of Directors announced the approval of Jessica Muroff as the organization’s new CEO. A committee of 10 UWS Board members and community leaders were engaged…

United Way Grant Helps to Fund the New Earl & Mary Watts After-school Program at Janie’s Garden

Program provides academic support for 6- to 12-year-old children living in Janie’s Garden, which is named for well-loved community members Sarasota, FL (October 1, 2019) The Earl & Mary Watts After-school Program at Janie’s Garden opened yesterday to a packed crowd. The program provides academic support to families with 6- to 12-year-old children living at…

United Way Suncoast Welcomes Three New Board Members To Manatee Area Board

United Way Suncoast is pleased to welcome three new board members to the Manatee Area Board for the 2019 term. Cheri Coryea, Acting County Administrator, Manatee County Government Karen Droz, SVP, Senior Development Consultant, 5/3 Bank Cynthia Saunders, Superintendent, School District of Manatee County Board members are heavily involved the development and execution of United…

43% on Central West Coast of Florida Struggle Financially

43% on Central West Coast of Florida Struggle Financially New United Way report reveals 43% of working households cannot cover basic needs CENTRAL WEST COAST, FLORIDA – The United Ways of Florida’s central west coast (Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties) today announced 43% of household in the…

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