Basic Needs Campaign Gets Boost from Winter Park Health Foundation

The Heart of Florida United Way’s Basic Needs Campaign—awarded a $100,000 grant from the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) last year—has been awarded an additional $75,000 through the WPHF Older Adults Work Group.

Its award is to be applied to families where an older adult resides within Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park.

Work Group members were moved to provide ad­ditional support after re­ceiving reports that older adults continue to struggle mightily in this economy, said Diana Silvey, WPHF Program Director-Older Adults.

The successful United Way program, established in 2009, provides immediate financial help to Central Floridians needing help with food, rent, transportation and other life essentials.

Those needing help can call 2-1-1, a free 24-hour a day information and referral hot­line.