LABELLE – United Way information was shared at the Nov. 16 meeting of the Hendry County School.
Lisa Sands, of United Way, said during the storm the emergency hotline took calls from Hendry and Glades counties and distributed emergency food and water in both counties.
She said the Southwest Florida Relief Fund has raised almost $4 million for hurricane victims.
Some programs supported by United Way include:
“We raise funds for a lot of our partner agencies,” said Sands. There are 22 partner agencies in Hendry County, who provide 37 programs in the county. The school district is a United Way partner through employee contributions. Last year, Hendry County School employees donated $8,104 to United Way.
United Way’s goal this year is to raise $354,370 for those 37 programs.
United Way plans to offer more programs in Clewiston in the coming year.