United Way of West Florida Districts $338,509 in Hurricane Sally Recovery Grants

Posted on March 10, 2021 by Staff reports

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. 

**Agencies based in or providing service to Santa Rosa County appear in bold text below):

 Direct Assistance Funding

  • Children’s Home Society – $5,000
  • Community Action Program – $10,000
  • COAD/BRACE – $50,000
  • Vincent de Paul – $45,000
  • Legal Services of North FL – $15,000
  • Ministry Village at Olive – $6,000
  • NWFL Community Outreach – $20,000
  • Pensacola Habitat – $40,000
  • SAFER Santa Rosa – $25,000
  • South Santa Rosa Interfaith Ministries – $50,000

Agency Assistance (funding assists agency with repairs to their facilities and/or equipment)

  • Capstone – $15,500
  • Catholic Charities – $7,500
  • Ministry Village at Olive – $7,500
  • Pensacola UMCM – $15,000
  • REAP – $7,000
  • ARC Gateway – $20,000

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. 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.