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KICKBALL: Withlacoochee "WRECs" the Competition!
March 27th- "KICK" Start to Early Literacy Kickball Tournament

Congratulations to the 2021 KICKBALL CHAMPIONS, WRECking Crew from Withlacoochee River Electric! After a hard-fought battle against Team "Kicking Balls & Taking Listings" from The Plumadore Group (with CC Doug Chorvat, Clerk of Court & Comptroller) in the final, WRECking Crew emerged victorious, led by Celebrity Coach and County Administrator Jeff Rogers.
Thanks to the immense success of this annual event, United Way of Hernando County raised $12,000, ultimately providing 6,000 more books to preschool children to enrich their own little personal libraries and boost their early literacy skills.
CC Jeff Rogers and WREC District Manager David Gonzalez
2021 Kickball Champs: WRECking Crew from Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative
Celebrity Coach Jeff Rogers and Team: David Gonzalez, Al Lemire, Zach Sorrentino, Jason Giddings, Denine Sorrentino, Justin Owens,
Rusty Lightbody, Justin Rubeo, Davd Moen, Taylor Scumaci, Brittney Walker, Josh Velez, and Noah Torkelson
CORONAVIRUS RELIEF: Responding to Ongoing Unmet Needs
What We've Been Up To
Coronavirus Relief Assistance
Qualified Hernando County residents who were financially impacted by COVID-19 can apply for relief assistance.
Mass Violence Victim Task Force
Community agencies collaborate for a coordinated response plan for Mass Violence incidents that may occur locally.
2-1-1 Hernando Trend Report
  • Total calls from July 2020-March 31, 2021: 1,765
  • Top Needs: Housing, Income Support/Assistance, Utility Assistance, & Health Care
VITA Saves Residents Money
Over the course of the 2020 tax season, United Way of Hernando County's hardworking Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) preparers returned over $671,739 in refunds to date.
Publix Appreciation Week
From March 1st-5th, United Way of Hernando County staff, Board of Directors, and Partner Agencies thanked local Publix Associates for #LIVINGUNITED throughout the year.
Proud Partner Spotlight
Heather Tuck, Independent Living Skills Instructor from Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, was chosen as an inspirational women of Tampa Bay by ABC Action News.
March Initiative Supporters: Health, Education & Financial Stability
Coming Up
CIG Review Teams
Virtual Volunteers Needed: May 11th
All contributions towards United Way's Community Investment Grant (CIG) are strategically invested in programs and partnerships that address identified community needs and achieve measurable results.
Student Recognition Celebration
Every year, business leaders and corporate partners have the opportunity to sponsor a local senior high school student through a school nomination process. United Way provides $1,000 in scholarships for LEADERSHIP.
Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD)
Partner Updates


  • Feeding Tampa Bay: Bi-weekly Wednesday Mobile Food Pantry at Community Center of Ridge Manor.
  • St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry: adjusting hours for summertime: 9am-1pm Mondays-Saturdays; 6pm-7pm on Thursday
  • People Helping People: Feeding Tampa Bay distribution, last Wednesday of the month beginning @ 10:30am at Kass Circle's HELP Center
  • Jericho Road Ministries Food Barn: Open 9am-12pm Tuesdays & Fridays

  • 7 new VPK sites opening in Hernando County. Parents can apply for VPK Eligibility certificate online here
  • Hernando Adult Ed: CNA Prep starts April 13th. Forklift starts April 17th and May 15th. Scholarships are available for those who have been impacted by COVD or normally fall below the Federal Poverty guidelines. Call 352-797-7018 for information


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