United Way reaches campaign goal | CraigDailyPress.com

United Way reaches campaign goal

Amy Hamilton

Donors to Moffat County United Way this year have done it again –donated enough dollars to top the organization’s 2004 fundraising goal.

“I think it went pretty well,” said Corrie Scott, the executive director of the local organization. “We’ve pretty much been holding the same or better for the last couple years.”

Scott said residents donated a total of $311,883, according to informal tallies. But not all of the dollars have been added up and may reach up to $320,000 — $10,0000 more than this year’s goal.

Last year, the local United Way set its goal at $300,000 but received a surplus of $45,000.

This year, the organization took on new donors, Scott said.

“It’s always important to get new donors,” she said. “We feel really great about making our goal.”

United Way dollars are circulated through the community’s non-profit organizations.

Agencies have until Jan. 9 to apply for grants that will be allocated in April.

This year’s option for donors to designate funds to specific causes helped the effort, she added.

“I think that was a good opportunity for people to say where they want their money to go,” Scott said. “A lot of people give more and more each year. It’s really great for the community.”

Amy Hatten can be reached at 824-7031 or ahatten@craigdailypress.com.

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