With word that United Way Campaign has raised $712,166 so far this year - 54 percent of the $1,310,000 million goal - we join campaign volunteers in encouraging you to step up now with your donation.
"With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I would encourage folks not to forget about the United Way," said campaign chair Vince Horrigan in a press release late last week. "Your financial gift will help make sure the vital programs of our partner agencies continue to meet the needs of children, families, and seniors living right here in this community."
While the workplace campaigns were supposed to be all wrapped up by Friday, the full campaign continues through the end of the year.
As you likely know, the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County supports 44 programs in 19 agencies that reach a helping hand across a broad spectrum in our communtiy - children, seniors, the blind, the hungry, and simply normal everyday folks who are the victims of disasters.
"For any of these programs to experience a cut in funding would be devastating," said Horrigan. "No other fundraising effort utilizes the entire community quite like the United Way does. This gives all of us the unique opportunity to help make a difference."
For more information about the United Way and the 2012 Campaign or to make a donation, telephone 483-1561, or visit the local United Way at www.uwayscc.org.