Natural beauty, history, serenity…
Jefferson county is a place where you can stop and breathe in the fresh air, with wooded acres, rolling hills, ponds, lakes, forests, and marshlands aplenty. United Way of the Big Bend works to make Jefferson County stronger, safer, and healthier.
The Jefferson County Community Investment Team, a team of local volunteers, meets each year to oversee the agency review process in order to distribute locally raised funds. The team reviews extensive applications from each agency and hears testimonials from clients or agency volunteers. Team members then decide which agencies qualify for UWBB status and what level of funding each will receive for the upcoming year.
We work to solve local problems specific to Jefferson County. Through the help of our agencies, we provided basic needs, education, income, and health assistance to Jefferson County residents in 2014.
- 86,072 meals were provided to feed individuals and families
- 82 students were given a free book through UWBB’s early literacy initiative, READ UNITED, and volunteers read a story to all 4 first grade public school classrooms in Jefferson County.
- The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance service helped to keep over $184,751 in our community through tax refunds and tax preparation fee savings
- 2,388 people benefited from medical care, assistance, diagnosis, and prevention