CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - More than 110 area business leaders, agency representatives and volunteers gathered Friday at the Holiday Inn in Chambersburg for the kickoff of the United Way of Franklin County's annual campaign.
The goal of this year's campaign is to raise a minimum of $724,000 for 28 local programs serving residents throughout Franklin County, Pa.
Highlighting the event was the announcement that $132,097 has already been raised.
The sum was raised through campaigns held early on at Lutheran Home Care, J.C. Penney, United Defense, Waynesboro Design, F&M Trust, Patriot Federal Credit Union, Citizens National Bank, Valley Quarries, First National Bank of Greencastle, Financial Trust Services Company, Sprint and through United Way board members. Other early pledges also contributed to the sum.
More than 300 volunteers have been recruited to contact their peers and co-workers throughout the county. Solicitations will be done throughout the fall and a final tally of the money raised will be announced at the United Way's annual meeting and campaign celebration in February.