Daytona-area Bank of America awards $15,000 to United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties

Photo for Headline Surfer / Sam Willett, a United Way board meber and Bank of America representative, shown in the middle, presents this over-sized acheck to United Way CEO Dennis Burns and Christina Greenwald, the not-for-profit agency's resource development manager, in this photo opp. 
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to the United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties to supplement the organization's community impact fund as part of its initiatives in working with funded partner agencies to provide basic human services to low income families in the two-county region.

United Way works to ensure food and shelter are provided to these families and addresses financial stability issues via access to benefits and resources.

"There are more than 3,200 homeless families in the two-county area and more families than ever before need direct services," said Dennis Burns, CEO of the United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties, who gladly held up a large placard check for a photo opp. "We are so grateful to Bank of America for its generosity in support of our efforts to address these challenges facing our community."

Burns continued, "The mission of UWVFC is to increase the organized capacity of our community to care for its people."

United Way works to ensure food and shelter are provided to these families and addresses financial stability issues via access to benefits and resources.

 "There are more than 3,200 homeless families in the two-county area and more families than ever before need direct services," said Dennis Burns, CEO of the United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties, who glafdly held up a large placard check for a photo opp. "We are so grateful to Bank of America for its generosity in support of our efforts to address these challenges facing our community."

Burns continued, "The mission of UWVFC is to increase the organized capacity of our community to care for its people."

The Daytona Beach-based United Way raises money for 30 funded programs through 23 partner agencies and brings local volunteers and community leaders together to identify and solve local problems and continues to advance the common good by focusing on education, financial stability, and health, accordimng to a press release emailed to Headline Surfer.

About United Way Volusia-Flagler Counties
The United Way Volusia-Flagler Counties improves lives and builds a stronger community by bringing together hearts, minds and resources from across the region and by developing effective partnerships with businesses, government and nonprofit organizations.  Each year the United Way holds a fundraising campaign to help fund programs making a community impact.  For more information, visit http://www.unitedwayvfc.org or call 2-1-1 (386-253-0564) if you or someone you know needs help or wants to learn how to Give, Advocate, or Volunteer.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.