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April 13, 2019

Bithlo Transformation Effort Case Study

It has been found that many residents of the Bithlo Community use ER’s in the Orlando area as a basis for primary care. Because of the this, the residents are then riddled with debt. UGO is working to change this.

October 22, 2018

Transformation Village continues to Rebuild Bithlo

Tim McKinney, CEO of UGO, and Paul Gidus, PGS construction, discuss the importance of infrastructure and how the new construction of Bithlo has begun to transform the community, and is helping to shape the future of the town.

February 06, 2017

Florida Hospital Partners with the Bithlo Transformation Effort

The Bithlo Community was neglected for years and because of their lack of standing as a town by the government, the community had no septic or water supply, limited resources in almost every other area. However, now with UGO at the forefront of restoring this community, there is now a school, a gym, town center, and fully certified medical center.

April 22, 2016

Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire 2016 Winner: Bithlo Dental Access Program

Due to the poor water conditions, Bithlo’s residents have terrible tooth decay from simply drinking the water coming out of their taps. The mobile dentist unit that comes to the village helps to prevent dental decay in all their patients and provide previously impossible dental care to this community.

December 25, 2015

From the Orlando Business Journal

How I ... Went from the mortgage lending industry to the nonprofit world. Highlighting UGO's CEO Timothy McKinney.

December 25, 2015

Edwards Hampering Bithlo's Momentum

Bithlo Transformational village has been continuously improving and adding more resources for its residents. These new improvements include a salon, aquaponics system, library and coffee shop in the making, a hair dresser, a model tiny house, and new roads and bridges being upgraded. However, this momentum will cease if the county commissioner, Ted Edwards, won’t back the movement.

December 20, 2015

What Inspires You?

Tim Mckinney Ceo/Founder of United Global Outreach in Orlando speaks up on what keeps him going in his advocacy for Bithlo and low income, underserved and underrepresented communities. It's about the people

December 18, 2015

Treating the Real Issues

Tim McKinney, CEO of United Global Outreach, discusses the lives that have touched his heart and what spurs him on to continue championing and fighting for low income communities.

December 09, 2015

Why, How I got started: Tim McKinney, Founder/CEO of United Global Outreach

Tim McKinney, CEO of United Global Outreach, discusses the lives that have touched his heart and what spurs him on to continue championing and fighting for low income communities.

December 03, 2015

UCF students build aquaponics system to help Bithlo

UCF engineering students built a well that helps to teach the schools students about nature, while simultaneously providing free fertilizer to the community garden.

November 27, 2015

Intersection: Giving Thanks to Those Who Help the Homeless

This article highlights 3 unique organizations that working to provide the homeless with resources. The Transformation Village is highlighted along with what it accomplishes for its residents.

November 15, 2015

Tiny house community proposed for homeless

FOX 35 covers the tiny house community plan that Tim McKinney was working on.

September 22, 2015

Bithlo Transformation Effort is restoring a lost community

Tim McKinney, CEO of United Global Outreach, was the long awaited advocate of the Bithlo Community that the surrounding areas were looking for to get involved in rejuvenating the community.

September 21, 2015

Rebuilding Bithlo

The town of Bithlo was officially declared bankrupt by the state of Florida in 1929 and has been abandoned ever since. However, now that the non-profit United Global Outreach is championing its cause, the town is now on its way to having clean water, a safe and sustainable infrastructure, and access to healthcare.

May 15, 2015

A visit to Bithlo Transformation Village

Tim McKinney, CEO of United Global Outreach, discusses his goals for the Bithlo Transformation village to become a healthy community by giving its residents the opportunity to treat addiction, receive medical care, and be able to utilize resources to become a healthier human.

June 28, 2011

Florida Hospital Helps Bithlo

Florida Hospital joins the Bithlo Transformation effort as a partner and is excited to be able to reach this neglected community and revitalize it.

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