United Way has teamed up with FamilyWize to distribute and promote prescription drug discount cards. This is a free program, with no enrollment requirements. The FamilyWize card reduces the cost of prescriptions by an average of 30% or more. It can be used by anyone who does not have health insurance for prescription medications or to reduce the costs of medications that may not be covered by insurance. Cards can also be used during the deductible period to make medications more affordable.
Click on the image to the right to print your free card
AirFire Wireless Phone Program
Lifeline is a government supported program that provides free monthly wireless phone service and a free phone to eligible customers. United Way is helping to promote awareness of this program because lack of a phone is an obstacle to employment for many people and because eliminating a family’s phone bill also frees up dollars to be used for other basic needs.
The 4th Annual Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) took place on Saturday February 16, 2013. This event is for low-to moderate-income individuals who need help to prepare their own tax returns. Tax preparation assistance is provided by AARP certified tax preparation volunteers and is absolutely free.
EITC is a tax credit for some working people who have earned low to moderate wages.