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County employees contribute more than $50,000

December 09, 2004|by TARA REILLY

Washington County employees contributed more than $50,000 to the United Way/Community Health Charities campaign, Angela Helfrick said at Tuesday's County Commissioners meeting.

Helfrick, who chaired the campaign, said employees donated $50,549, which exceeded this year's goal of $45,000.

The amount is $8,113 more than last year's contribution of $42,436, according to a written statement.

Of the amount donated this year, $39,808 will go to the United Way and $10,741 will go to Community Health Charities, according to a written statement.

Helfrick said that of the county's 650 employees, 453 pledged to either the United Way and/or Community Health Charities.

Cpl. William "Billy" Nutter, of the Washington County Sheriff's Department, was recognized Tuesday by the County Commissioners for his role in seeking new pledges and keeping previous donors.

Of the 102 sheriff's department employees eligible to donate, 99 made contributions, Helfrick said.

The county's 2005 drive began Sept. 1. The county will continue taking donations from employees through Dec. 13.

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Last year, county employees gave $32,862 to the United Way and $9,574 to Community Health Charities.

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