Heart of Florida United Way announces $250,000 in investments dispersed to five local nonprofits

ORLANDO, FLA. — This week the Heart of Florida United Way announced that $250,000 dollars in investments had been disbursed to five local nonprofits to help local people in need.

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The five recipients this year were Adult Literacy League, Christian HELP Foundation, Grace Medical Home, Jewish Family Services, and United Against Poverty,

The money will be used to support ALICE families, which refers to families who are asset limited, income constrained, employed.

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United Way says those families are working, but they are struggling and don’t have a lot of resources to pay their bills.

Jeff Hayward, president and CEO of Heart of Florida United Way said, “some of the top needs are housing obviously, housing assistance, rental assistance, that’s one of the top, usually the top need all year round. During the pandemic, it’s skyrocketed. Utility assistance is certainly right behind that.”

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Leaders at United Way say if you need help or just some guidance, you can dial 2-1-1 at any time of the day and someone will be able to direct you to the relevant parties for assistance.

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