United Way donates $376,571 to 28 local agencies


PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The United Way of Northwest Florida is continuing to help in the rebuilding process following Hurricane Michael.

On Thursday, representatives approved the distribution of $376,571 from the Hurricane Michael Relief Fund to 28 agencies in Bay County.

Local volunteers from Bay County reviewed applications from 38 different agencies before awarding the funds on May 22 and presenting them with the checks on Thursday, June 6. 

The nonprofit agencies in the county that were awarded grants are:

  • AMI Kids PC Marine Institute
  • Avicenna Free Clinic
  • Bay County Council on Aging
  • Bay, Franklin, Gulf Healthy Start Coalition
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of NWFL
  • Boys & Girls Club of Bay County
  • Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort, Inc. (CARE)
  • Doorways of NWFL
  • Early Education Care, Inc.
  • Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida
  • Family Service Agency of Bay County
  • Feeding the Gulf Coast
  • Fifty Five Plus Club Panama City
  • Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle
  • Girls Inc.
  • Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Habitat for Humanity of Bay County
  • Haney Technical Center, Bay Education Foundation
  • Heartland Rescue Ranch
  • Junior League of Panama City
  • Kingdom Agenda International Ministry
  • Life Management Center of NWFL
  • Mental Health America of Bay County
  • North Florida Office of Public Guardian Inc.
  • Panama City Rescue Mission
  • Rebuild Bay County
  • Salvation Army

The funding comes from donations to the Hurricane Michael Relief Fund and is a part of the more than $531,000 in funds distributed in the third phase of funding.

In total, more than $1 million has been collected and distributed 100 percent to agencies since Hurricane Michael.

As funds become available, an additional phase of funding will be planned later this year.

Anyone can contribute to the Hurricane Michael Relief Fund by texting 850strong to 41444.

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