Local United Way nearing annual fundraising goal

Published 7:52 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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With just under a month left to go in the annual fundraising campaign, the United Way of Elizabethton and Carter County is nearing its goal, and Community Impact Coordinator Josh McKinney feels confident they can reach their target.
As of Tuesday, McKinney said the agency had raised $101,598.71 — or about 81 percent — of their total overall goal of $125,000.
“We’re close,” he said. “Our projections are showing us hitting $122,316. That will leave us around $2,600 short.
“We’re hoping our projections hold,” McKinney added.
If the projects do hold, it will bring the agency to 97.85 percent of their goal for the year.
However, McKinney said he feels confident the local United Way can bridge that small gap between now and January 31, the final day of the fundraising campaign.
“The contributions have increased so much this year and we are thankful to the community for that,” McKinney said.
There is still time during the month of January for local businesses and individuals to help out.
“If you’ve not run a campaign for us there is still time,” McKinney said. “If someone wanted to hold a fundraiser for us that would help.
“Right now any individual contributions would be significant with us being so close,” he added.
For more information on how you can help the United Way of Elizabethton and Carter County, or to make a donation, call the local United Way office at 423-543-6975.

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