United Way raises over 40% of campaign goal.

November 19, 2014

After four weeks of a nine-week campaign, United Way of Mason County has raised 42.62% of its $370,000.00 goal with pledges totaling $212,306.19.  Over 98% of the dollars raised will stay right here in Mason County.

According to Lynne Russell, executive director, the dollars raised from this year’s campaign, will be awarded to local programs that are focusing on achieving outcomes in the areas of education, financial stability and health.   “We believe that a quality education is essential to obtaining and keeping a job,” Russell said. “An income that covers today’s necessities and provides savings for the future will help individuals and families to become financially stable.  Good health helps children to succeed at school and adults to be productive at work.”

This past week, the employees of Metalworks kicked-off their workplace campaign and have set a goal of $25,000 with the company providing a dollar-for-dollar match.   In addition, Campaign Cabinet members are making follow-up calls to individuals and businesses that are not connected to a workplace campaign, to ask for their support.   If people are unable to make a contribution now, they can ask to be billed anytime in 2015.  “No matter how large or small the contribution, when it’s all added together, we can make a positive impact on our community,” stated Steve Brown, Board Member and Campaign Cabinet member.

Contributions can be mailed to United Way of Mason County, 108 South Rath Avenue, Suite 201, Ludington, MI 49431 or for more information call 843-8593.

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