United Way rep visits Holmes County BOCC

United Way rep visits Holmes County BOCC

Regional Director of Resource Development at United Way of Northwest Florida Ron Sharpe.

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM.

BONIFAY — Regional Director of Resource Development at United Way of Northwest Florida Ron Sharpe visited the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners during their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Jan. 29.

“I’m looking to hold United Way campaigns throughout Holmes County,” said Sharpe. “To raise awareness to the services provided in Holmes County. There are over 31 agencies that are available to assist the residents of Holmes County like Life Management, Tri County Community Council.”

He said it was hard for people to become more knowledgeable about most of those agencies because they weren’t stationed in Holmes County.

“Even though they are located in Panama City, it’s the residents of Holmes County that receive the help,” he said. “One office in Panama City was able to help over 50,000 people. Some of those people were from Holmes County.”

10 calls a day are made from people who need help with their power bills, he said.

“95 cents of every dollar remains local,” said Sharpe. “A little bit out of each pay roll helps immensely and that money can go to the agency of your choice.”

A lot of that is possible because the United Way pulls resources from both state and federal.



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