The Moffat County United Way Campaign is heading down the home stretch and it is beginning to look like organizers have been able to reach its $250,000 goal.
The campaign that was scheduled to end in November is still waiting for the final tally on some of the donations made by larger corporations in Moffat County. According to Corrie Scott, executive director of the United Way, as of Friday the campaign had reached more than 90 percent of its goal.
"We are anticipating that we will make goal and we are very pleased with how it is going this year," said Scott. "As it stands, we are at $225,000; the final collections should put us at or above our goal of $250,000."
Area programs to receive the money will be decided in February by the United Way Allocations Committee and the United Way Board of Directors with money beginning to be issued in April. Any non-profit organization may apply for United Way funding. Applications are due in the United Way office by 5 p.m. Jan. 17.
The United Way supports 17 agencies or organizations in Moffat County and wants to increase that number in the upcoming year. Of the $250,000 that is expected to be raised, 99 percent of it will help provide services within Moffat County.
Scott was pleased with the success of the 99 campaign and impressed by the generosity of the people of Moffat County.
"We have a very, very generous community," said Scott. "It just amazes me how they are always there to support the programs and the people in the community who need it."
Dawn Malley, chairperson of the 1999 campaign, was also pleased with the community's generosity and the outcome of the fund-raising.
"Once again the community has rallied and has gone out of their way to donate their time and money," said Malley. "We are very pleased."