United Way goal reaches 62 percent

Posted: Nov. 16, 2012 10:19 am Updated: Nov. 30, 2012 11:15 am

The United Way of Adams County's annual campaign has generated more than $700,000 as the fundraiser reaches the final weeks.

Campaign chairman John Letts, the president of John Wood Community College, reports 62 percent -- or $708,683 -- of the $1.14 million goal has been reached.

"The goal is certainly within reach," Letts said. "At this time, about 85 percent of all campaign accounts have been returned to United Way and current projections look very positive. We are fortunate to live in such an amazing community that abundantly responds to the needs and advancement of its residents.

"While the dollars and donor numbers are impressive, we cannot overlook the number of lives impacted by the support of United Way. No matter when or how you support United Way, you play an important role in the lives of one in three Adams County residents."

United Way will hold its campaign wrap-up to announce the projected results during a program from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Town and Country Inn and Suites.

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