United Way Looking at Future Needs

With the current and projected population growth in our area, the United Way has announced a Community Assessment Survey.

It's intended to serve as a snapshot of the county's social service needs. The project will look at the issues that the United Way works with, such as health, housing, education, safety and crisis management.

A steering committee will meet through out the year and is seeking community input. The first roundtable meeting will be held at Gulf Coast Community College in the Student Union on June 23 at 9 a.m.

Janice Lucas, a United Way spokeswoman, says the idea is simple.

“To bring together those who serve the human needs in our community, to talk about the ways to assess the needs in the light of the changes that are taking place in our community."

If you would like more information, you can call the United Way in Panama City at 850-785-7521.