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Community support helps United Way surpass $90K

Organization passes halfway point in its goal of $165,000

December 3, 2012
By Beth Christian Broschart - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

With the strong support of the community, the United Way of Randolph County is more than halfway to its goal of $165,000, officials said.

Campaign chairman Gary Clay said the United Way has already surpassed the $90,000 mark for its 2013 campaign.

"We are more than halfway to our goal following the Armstrong employees donation," Clay said. "The employees pledged $16,500 during their workplace campaign."

Clay said the United Way is launching the new Cash Calendar Campaign.

"We sell 300 calendars and they are available at the United Way office or from any United Way board member," Clay said. "We give away a minimum of two cash prizes per month. Those purchasing the calendars are eligible for the drawings."

Students at Coalton Elementary School have also helped raise funds for the cause.

"Coalton School sponsored a penny day where students brought in loose change to help," Clay said. "They collected 25 pounds of change totaling $47.50. More than the money, the students learned about the spirit of giving and helping with the community. The kids now know that when everyone gives a little, it can make a big difference to those utilizing the 27 partnering agencies."

Clay said the United Way of Randolph County still needs help to reach its goal.

"If you have not made your donation, you can still do so," Clay said. "Talk to your friends and neighbors and let them know how their donation can help the 27 agencies in Randolph County the United Way serves."

Those owning businesses can also help the United Way get to the $165,000 mark.

"If you own a business, give the office a call to set up a workplace campaign," Clay said.

"This gives employees the opportunity to give a one-time donation or set up payroll donations."

For more information about the United Way of Randolph County, call 304-636-0516.



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