Nature, tranquility, fun…
Wakulla County offers endless outdoor adventures and natural beauty to behold. United Way of the Big Bend works to make Wakulla County stronger, safer, and healthier.
The Wakulla 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 Wakulla County. Through the help of our agencies, we provided basic needs, education, income, and health assistance to Wakulla County residents in 2017.
- 270,000 meals were provided to feed individuals and families
- 65 individuals were provided shelter in a time of emergency
- 840 individuals received counseling or information about available resources
- 1,242 children and families benefited from early-childhood, character-building, and educational programs and resources
- 360 students were given a free book through UWBB’s early literacy initiative, READ UNITED, and volunteers read a story to all 20 first grade public school classrooms in Wakulla County.
- The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance service saved tax payers more than $58,200 in tax preparation fees
- $43,253 in emergency monetary assistance or recovered support dollars
- 3,171 people benefited from medical care, assistance, diagnosis, and prevention