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Franklin County United Way closing in on $750,000 goal

December 24, 2007

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The United Way of Franklin County is close to its $750,000 campaign goal for 2008 to help fund member agencies, the agency said in a news release.

"We have reached $545,469.70, or 73 percent of our goal," said Amy Hicks, executive director of the local United Way. "We are on our way, but we still have a way to go."

The United Way brings together a large network of volunteers in partnership with nonprofit agencies to meet the health and human care needs of people throughout Franklin County

This single communitywide campaign raises funds for agencies that strengthen families, invest in children, improve health and wellness and care for people in crisis.

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By combining donations, the funds are put to work with community resources that stretch dollars beyond their face value.

Donations can provide everything from dinner for families at the Franklin County Homeless Shelter, food for the community food pantry in Waynesboro, summer camp experiences for a child in need through scouting and water exercise classes for seniors on a limited income to therapeutic riding for a disabled rider, respite care for an individual with a disability and pajamas for children in need.

The United Way campaign continues to take pledges and contact people to make sure its goal is met. For more information about United Way of Franklin County's campaign or to make a donation, contact Hicks at 717-262-0015.

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