For 150 years, The United Way has helped non profits around the country. Here at home, The United Way of Northwest Florida has been around 81 years. It served 150 thousand people last year alone in the Panhandle.
United Ways are responsible for some sort of information and referral service in their area. For years, a traditional phone number has been available and still is. But now, UWNWF is also tied to a national information number, 2-1-1.
Bryan Taylor for United Way of Northwest Florida says "there has been a little change to that program, now United Way of Northwest Florida is connected with the national 2-1-1 telephone information and referral service. " It is mostly funded by the Bay County Health Department.
United Way of Northwest Florida serves 57 non profit organizations in six panhandle counties.