Every dollar you donate stays in Escambia County. We leverage resources to fight for the education, health, and financial stability of all Escambia County citizens. Through local programs, we help autistic individuals acquire daily living skills, provide emergency assistance and resources for the elderly, and assist individuals with managing epilepsy in order to achieve a full quality of life. Thank you for joining the movement to LIVE UNITED!
Morgan has attended Autism Pensacola’s Kids for Camp for five years. This past year was her first experience in the job transition program. The primary goal of her teachers was to improve Morgan’s social skills. As a result, Morgan interacted with customers and employees at Publix in a respectful and positive manner. She also enjoyed her time in the kitchen and made dinner for the family to show off her newly acquired cooking skills! Kids for Camp has helped Morgan’s self-esteem greatly by providing a positive and inclusive learning environment.
Mr. and Mrs. Knight experienced health complications and subsequently endured unexpected medical expenses that caused a financial hardship. Unable to work, and experiencing the loss of a family member, they struggled with paying for basic needs. The Knights received assistance through the Salvation Army’s Social Services/Basic Needs program, which helped them get the water restored in their home. In addition, they completed the four life skills classes that helped address their needs and provided insight on managing household expenses.
Ms. Georgia, age 78, is a widow who lives alone at Westminster Village, a low-income senior community. She was only able to afford one meal a day. In order to be able to take her medication, she would eat a large breakfast and drink tap water for the rest of the day to help ease the side effects of nausea. Today, Ms. Georgia receives food from Manna’s Healthy Seniors Food Program and is able to enjoy three meals a day. She has enough to eat when taking her medications and never goes to bed hungry.
These stories represent just three situations where the collaborative partnership between United Way and local agencies have United to impact the lives of people in Escambia County.