By Lyn Ward
NOW, United Way of Marshall County makes it easy for everyone to get help—both online and off.
Just text the word “family” to 700700 to save up to 75% on the cost of your prescription medicine. “It really is that easy,” said Linda Yoder, Executive Director of the United Way of Marshall County.
When you get a free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card sent to your cell phone by Text, just show the Text to your pharmacist. They will automatically apply the discount to the cost of your medicine. And you can help everyone you know by forwarding the information.
“You can also get a free FamilyWize card with a click of a mouse at www.marshallcountyuw.org.”
“United Way provides free FamilyWize prescription discount cards for everyone in our area, printed cards and, now, electronically as well,” explains Yoder. “When one out of every four people in our community has trouble buying their medicine, we’re looking for all ways possible to make sure every person in our community gets the free help provided by these cards.”
There are still more than 80 million people in the United States, in every community, large and small, that have no health insurance or need help to buy prescription medicine not covered by their health plan. “Technology makes it possible for us to help a lot more people, much more quickly,” said Dan Barnes, Chief Executive and Co-Chair of FamilyWize. “It’s really incredible how cell phones, the Internet, Facebook and Twitter can make getting help so much easier and faster.”
Your United Way of Marshall County and FamilyWize have already saved people living and working in our community over $250,000 on the cost of their medicine. Please take a minute to help yourself, and to help your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers by sending them a text, e-mail, Facebook or Twitter message to let them know about this important free help.
For more information, you can visit www.FamilyWize.org or Facebook.com/FamilyWize.
ABOUT UNITED WAY OF MARSHALL COUNTY
For over 50 years, the United Way of Marshall County has continuously conducted annual fundraising campaigns in support of local health and human service not-for-profit organizations. The United Way has been the conduit for helping thousands of individuals, regardless of income level, contribute to a united community cause. United Way volunteers have spent millions of hours advocating for the less fortunate and needy in Marshall County and, as a result, the United Way has allocated more than $8 million to local agencies for everything from basic necessities like food to tutoring programs for youth to helping the elderly get to the doctor. The United Way of Marshall County remains committed to igniting the caring power of the human spirit to help meet the most basic needs of education, health and financial stability.
ABOUT THE FAMILYWIZE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
The FamilyWize Community Service Partnership was established in the fall of 2005 to help people get the medicine they need. Today, more than 1,000 participating United Ways and America’s Promise Alliance Partners in all 50 states coordinate the local distribution of the free FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards which lower the cost of medicine by up to 75% and make it more affordable. By June 2012, the free FamilyWize cards have helped more than 4 million people save over $359 million. For more information, visit www.FamilyWize.org.