United Way short of goal

The Moffat County United Way hopes residents' Christmas spirit will help it raise an additional $30,000 to reach its donation goal of $265,000 by Dec. 25.

Of the money raised, 99 percent of it is used to help Moffat County residents through local non-profit health and human service agencies, said Corrie Scott, the executive director of the Moffat County United Way.

Last year the the United Way raised $265,000 for 26 agencies. Donations are coming in at a slightly slower pace than last year, and the agency is worried it might fall short of this year's goal, Scott said.

"We have a really generous community," she said. "We've been really lucky and have always been able to meet our goal. We just need a little more help to get over the top."

Of the 26 agencies the United Way funded in 2000, 14 were requested through the Donor Designation Program, which donors request that a specific organization receives money.

In order to receive United Way funding, non-profit organizations must meet certain federal requirements: political and religious organizations are not eligible.

Contributors can make a cash donation, be billed for a donation, or have deductions taken from their paychecks or through an account from a Craig bank.

"We hope the community will help us meet our goal," Scott said.

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