United Way of North Central Mississippi has been around for a while, and they have helped the community in tremendous ways. United Way has three main focal points: health, education and financial stability. Here in Oktibbeha County, residents have seen specifically seen United Way programs that target food insecurity, literacy, financial literacy and most recently COVID-19 relief for families and individuals severely impacted by the pandemic.
Unfortunately, because of being unable to host fundraising events and gather together, the North Central Mississippi chapter of United Way is nearly a month away from shutting the doors for good.
United Way of North Central Mississippi covers four counties - Oktibbeha, Webster, Winston and Choctaw which is roughly 85,000 people and one in five people in this area faces food insecurity.
For more about United Way of Central Mississippi and how you can help, check out the Saturday, March 20 edition of SDN.