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United Way Of The Big Bend Releases Its Program Funding Plan

A lush garden with a sign that says "United Way" sits in front of a beige building.
Tom Flanigan
United Way of the Big Bend's Tallahassee headquarters

The United Way of the Big Bend has announced its spending plan for the next two years. The announcement came Monday as the organization's board released a program funding total of $1.89 million.

"Not only do we have this funding that's coming out today, but we also allocated COVID relief dollars to the tune of about $225,000 as COVID was going on this past year. So, it says a lot about the heart and the giving of our community that we were able to allocate these kinds of funds," said United Way of the Big Bend President and CEO Berneice Cox.

Cox added each of the United Way's participating human service organizations will receive no less than $50,000 and in many cases much more. She says the board and volunteers labored for hundreds of hours to work out the allocations.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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