United Way raised more than half goal
By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer
The United Way of Washington County has reached more than half its $1.7 million goal for the 2000 giving campaign, agency spokesman William Bulla said Wednesday.
Seven weeks into the campaign, donations tally $900,000, which is a nearly 30 percent increase over the same period last year, Bulla said.
"It is exciting to see the campaign making so much progress at such an early date," United Way Executive Director James Taylor said.
United Way officials attributed the boost to increased employee campaigns and corporate giving amounts.
The agency received corporate gifts of $88,000 from Citicorp Credit Services and $30,000 from First Data Merchant Services, Bulla said.
The Washington County Sheriff's Department, Sharett, Inc., First Data Merchant Services and Hagerstown Trust reported "outstanding" increases in employee giving, Bulla added.