United Way Hurricane Relief Fund gives out $376K to Bay County nonprofits

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Numerous Bay County nonprofit agencies received much needed checks from the United Way Hurricane Michael Relief Fund in phase two of their relief efforts.

28 Bay County Non-profits receive checks from United Way Hurricane Relief Fund

Representatives from 28 local nonprofit agencies and United Way got together for the distribution of funds aimed at local Bay County organizations.

United Way has committed 100 percent of funds collected to the six county area that is serviced by United Way.

The funding for this phase of the distribution totaled more than $531,000, of which $376,000 was distributed in Bay County.

The checks represent a boost in the ability of agencies to increase their service base or in some cases rebuild or repair damaged facilities.

Avicenna Free Clinic Director Vivian Mohamed said, "This is the first check that we've gotten in so it gives us a real good start at what we need to do to get back into the community and help more people."

Healthy Start Director Sharon Owens was very grateful, saying, "This is something that United Way is going above and beyond for us and their affiliated agencies and we are so over the top appreciative."

In total over $1 million has been 100 percent distributed by United Way to agencies since the hurricane.

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