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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Last year, United Way of Santa Rosa County, Sandy Sansing Automotive Group, and WEAR-TV3 held the 16th annual Cram the Van Santa Rosa County school supply drive for 2016-17. Our school supply drives help provide eligible students in Santa Rosa County with the crucial school supplies needed to prepare them for their classes. Each student who signed-up received a supply-filled backpack. By participating in this program, you can help improve the lives of students and their families in Santa Rosa...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
"Publix Super Markets, Inc. surpassed its 2016 United Way campaign goal by raising $62 million. Companywide, associates pledged $35.5 million through annual payroll deductions. Publix Super Markets Charities contributed an additional $26.5 million in matching funds. As United Way of Santa Rosa County’s No. 1 donor, that translates to $170,066 worth of positive impact for Santa Rosa — an increase of $1,257 pledged by Santa Rosa Publix locations over 2015. Although Publix Super Markets operates...
Monday, February 20, 2017
"Depending on whether you like to get things done right away or are a procrastinator, tax season could be in full swing or fast approaching. You’re gathering your W2s, trying to understand investment documents, and — if you’re lucky — thinking about what to do with your refund. For many people, however, these are luxuries. Low-income Americans are more likely to be thinking about paying the rent or picking up an extra shift. Their ability to save and invest is limited at best. When I visit...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
United Way of Santa Rosa County is actively addressing the growing need for prescription drug coverage this flu season through a partnership with the FamilyWize prescription drug program. Easily accessible and free to all, insured or not, the FamilyWize discount is available for all qualified prescriptions. No application is needed and there are no eligibility, income, age or residency restrictions. Through the distribution of discount cards since 2010, United Way of Santa Rosa County (UWSRC),...
Monday, January 16, 2017
"This week, United Way of Santa Rosa County and FamilyWize announced that 4,645 Santa Rosa residents saved a combined total of $156,831 on prescription medications and supplies last year. The organizations’ partnership made the savings possible. FamilyWize facilitates the discounts and tracks data reflecting the health and financial support offered locally and nationally through its United Way joint community initiatives. To date, over 1,000 United Ways collaborate with FamilyWize to help over...
Sunday, January 15, 2017
THE ISSUE: Santa Rosa County’s population boom could reach a record 180,000 residents by 2020, according to the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research. LOCAL IMPACT: Increased police presence and investment in public amenities will be necessary to maintain the larger population — and keep new residents in the county PACE — Santa Rosa County’s population rose from 117,743 to 167,040 from 2000 to 2015, according to the United States Census Bureau. The area ranks seventh...

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