Local United Way just shy of goal with 5 days left

Published 5:50 am Friday, January 27, 2017

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With five days left in the annual fundraising campaign, the United Way of Elizabethton/Carter County is right on the edge of meeting its goal.
Collections and pledges totaled $118,496.75 as of Thursday morning. That brings the local United Way to 94.79 percent of the agency’s goal of $125,000 raised.
UWECC Director and Community Impact Coordinator Josh McKinney said he feels confident the agency can make up the remaining $6,503.25 needed in order to hit the goal.
Projects show the local United Way will meet the target for the year. One campaign remains outstanding, McKinney said, adding he is just waiting to hear what the final amount of that donation will be.
If the agency reaches $125,000 in collections, it will be only the second time in 16 years the agency has reached its annual fundraising goal.
“We’ve officially collected or pledged more than we had last year,” McKinney said. “We’re just so grateful for everyone in the community for supporting us.”
The local United Way is currently working on making the first allocations to its community partner agencies.
The annual fundraising campaign officially concludes on Jan. 31, but McKinney said that does not mean the organization takes a break. Starting in February, McKinney and the UWECC Board will begin planning work on the next annual fundraising campaign, which will kick off in September.
According to McKinney, the agency is going to take a different approach to the next campaign and is currently seeking volunteers to assist with fundraising and other efforts.
For more information on United Way, to make a donation, or to sign up to volunteer, contact the United Way of Elizabethton/Carter County at 423-543-6975 or by e-mail at director@uwayecc.org.

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