Spring Hill, FL – (April 7, 2016)United Way of Hernando County Board of Directors and staff gathered with Publix Mangers and Associates to thank them for their support in United Way’s community work.  Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. proudly presented United Way with a $169,000 contribution to be invested in local Health, Education, and Financial Stability partner programs here in Hernando County.

Thanks to Publix Associate pledges to United Way’s Annual Campaign, Publix Super Markets Charities match an additional 75 cents for every dollar donated. Hernando’s eight Publix Stores are by far the largest contributors to United Way of Hernando County’sCommunity Investment Fund!

“We are so thankful for our partnership with United Way,” District Manager Allyn Welch shared at Thursday’s check presentation. “They do so many great things for those in need in the communities we serve.  Our associates go above and beyond showing their compassion for others, giving back to their communities, year after year.”

Publix knows what it means to LIVE UNITED. Not only do they Give, but they Advocate and Volunteer as well, logging over 500 volunteer hours for the 2015 year. Thank you Publix for being our Largest Community Pace Setter and Corporate Donor. Your support inspires us!

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Pictured Left to Right: Jessica Zimmerman Publix #411, Janet Marino Publix #630, John Allan Publix #813, Mike Statuto Publix #220, Robert Watts Publix #1132,
Allyn Welch Publix District Manager, Darin Dampier Publix #457, Angie Bonfardino UW Executive Director, Gina Wharton UW Board Chair,
Chris Scavuzzo UW Board Member, Chael Hanley UW Treasurer, Tina Kinney UW Finance Director, Matt Foreman UW Board Member

United Way of Hernando County, Inc.:
United Way of Hernando County (UWHC) was established as a 501c3 organization in 1987, and since then has continuously focused on creating partnerships and mobilizing our community to seek sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing local needs.  UWHC strategically allocates Community Investment Funds in Health, Education, & Financial Stability programs with proven results and local impact. UWHC works hard to balance the growing demand for basic services such as food, utilities, and rent assistance, with our ongoing commitment to tackling the underlying causes of complex issues. United Way partners with businesses and organizations that share our vision for improving lives through the power of collective impact and working together. Our support for long-term commitments are essential to addressing key social issues, such as helping children, youth, adults & elders, encouraging health and wellness, including physical and emotional care, promoting financial stability and self-sufficiency, and crisis intervention. For more information on how YOU can LIVE UNITED, visit www.unitedwayhernando.org.

Publix Super Markets Charities Contributes $169,000 Back to Hernando