The United Way of Northwest Florida held a breakfast meeting for participating businesses and community agencies to report on the progress of the campaign.
According to the report, the agency has reached about 50% of its 1.9 million dollar goal.
Participating company campaigns run through November in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties.
Local service agencies affiliated with the United Way offer many direct services ranging from assistance for expectant mothers who need per-natal care to people with a terminal disease.
The United Way also has focus areas in education, income and health.
"We will continue to work hard . Companies are still finishing up campaigns, some are just beginning to kick off their campaigns and some like long windows some like very short windows to do those things and I'm confident that we'll get that 1.9 million dollars this year," said Brian Taylor, Director of the United Way of Northwest Florida.