• Fort Walton Beach Medical Center & United Way Emerald Coast Partner to Impact Five Hundred Local Children

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    July 12, 2021
    Fort Walton Beach Medical Center (FWBMC) partnered with United Way Emerald Coast (UWEC) to host a Snack Pack Kit Build, a corporate engagement opportunity provided through UWEC to support our neighbors experiencing hunger. FWBMC accompanied the kit build with an internal food drive, engaging over fifteen departments within the organization. 

    “Our colleagues enjoy helping the community and it showed with the United Way Snack Pack Food Drive,” said Mitch Mongell, CEO, FWBMC. “We are proud to have been the first organization to participate in this community engagement initiative. This week our colleagues teamed up and donated over 7,000 items, which will impact 500 kids. I am always so happy to see how involved our colleagues are in the community they serve.”

    Snack Packs are care packages filled with nutritious, shelf stable snacks and pantry staples. The assembled kits have been distributed to seven of UWEC’s nonprofit partner agencies that provide services to local low-income families in Okaloosa and Walton counties who face food insecurity.   

    “It is organizations like United Way that allow Fort Walton Beach Medical Center to increase employee engagement while giving back to the communities where our colleagues and customers reside,” stated Denise Kendust, Director of Communications and Community Engagement, FWBMC. “We are fortunate to have UWEC as a community partner.”
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