Making every dollar count

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Although today is the last official day of United Way's 2003-2004 fund-raising campaign, it is never too late to contribute to this organization that does so much for this community.

United Way Executive Director Corrie Scott is expressing gratitude once again to such a generous community. The United Way has set its sights on a $310,000 goal and on Thursday, Scott said while all the numbers aren't in, indicators are pointing to another successful year.

Officially, the United Way is at 75 percent of its goal.

Last year, the United Way had set its goal for $300,000 and actually raised $340,000.

Per capita, Moffat County residents donate more dollars to the local United Way than do 90 percent of donors nationwide.

United Way distributes funding to some 26 agencies as well as another 19 donor-designated agencies.Without the generosity of the community, organizations such as Horizons Specialized Services, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, the Community Budget Center and Craig Mental Health would have a hard time functioning. Over the last several weeks, the Craig Daily Press has profiled a number of these agencies so we know how vital they are to the community.

Moffat County residents should be proud of the generosity they show every year.

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