It's a Big Goal with a Lot of Heart

The United Way of Northwest Florida kicked off its annual campaign this week. The goal is a record for the area $2.2 million.

Members of the Pacesetters, representatives from 18 leading companies and governments in the Bay County area have already raise $591,000 towards this year’s goal.

The United Way supports at least two-dozen service agencies in the area.

Campaign leaders say they felt sure the $2 million plus goal would be reached by the time they wrap up the effort on November 18.