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Now, United Way of the CSRA makes it easier for everyone in the CSRA to get help with their prescriptions, both online and off.

From your cell phone, you now can text the word “family” to 700700 to save up to 75% on the cost of your prescription medicine.  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.   

“It really is that easy,” said La Verne Gold, President/CEO of United Way of the CSRA.   “United Way provides free FamilyWize prescription discount cards for everyone in the CSRA, and now it’s even easier with the Text program.  With 1 out of every 4 people in our community having trouble buying their medicine, United Way is working to utilize every means possible to ensure each person gets the help provided by this free service.”

There are still more than 80 million people in the United States with no health insurance who  need help to buy their medicines.  “Technology makes it possible for us to help more people with prescription drug assistance.” said Van 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.”

Since its inception in July 2009, United Way of the CSRA and FamilyWize have saved people living and working in our community over $866,438 in prescription drug costs.  These cards have been used over 31,487 times throughout nine local counties. 

Please take one minute to help yourself, your family, friends, and co-workers by sending them a text, email, Facebook or Twitter message to let them know about this important free help.

For more information about FamilyWize or to print a free prescription discount card, please visit the FamilyWize Facebook page,