United Way campaign at 41 percent of goal
By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer
United Way of Washington County's annual fall campaign is off to a "great start," the agency's executive director said Wednesday.
"An initial surge of giving has provided an early lead over previous years," James Taylor said.
Contributions since the campaign's Aug. 30 kickoff total nearly $700,000, about 41 percent of the $1.7 million goal. Campaign donations at this time last year totaled about 15 percent of the goal, said William Bulla, community relations director for United Way.
Campaign officials credit the 26 percent jump in contributions to many employee/corporate fund drives' early completion dates and increased donation amounts.
The United Way Board of Directors and staff members, 10 companies and eight United Way member agencies raised $463,000 by Aug. 30, Bulla said.