United Way of Escambia County

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The numbers are coming in from Monday’s tornado that hit Century and McDavid. Relief efforts are also being ramped up.

Yes, it was a tornado.

“We’ve given it a preliminary rating of EF3, because of some damage in and around the Century area,” said Doug Butts at the National Weather Service in Mobile. “The way the damage rating system works is that if you have one or two spots of EF3-worthy damage, then the whole track is EF3.

United Way of Escambia County


The United Way of Escambia County is once again providing free income tax filing assistance for residents who qualify.

“Our goal is to allow the service at no cost,” said Lyndi Warner, Volunteer and Community Engagement Director for United Way of Escambia.

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The United Way is looking for volunteers to serve as “Reading Pals” to area preschoolers. Andrea Krieger, the President and CEO of United Way of Escambia County, says the Reading Pals program looks to pair at risk preschool children with mentors to help them with reading skills before they enter the school system.

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Now that we are into December it's time to start getting ready for everyone's favorite time of the year - tax time.  The Escambia County United Way is getting ready by signing up Volunteers for its VITA program...Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.  WUWF's Bob Barrett sat down with Andrea Kreiger, the President and CEO of the Escambia County United Way to talk about what the VITA program is and who it serves.