2017 Volunteer Campaign Chairman Adam Teer is working along with other United Way volunteers to gather in donations to benefit this year’s slate of nineteen local service organizations and agencies. Currently, about 20% of pledged funds has come in, but according to Teer, that’s not unusual at the half-way point of the campaign. Many business, industry and individual pledges will be gathered over the next two weeks. The board expects to reach their goal of $175,000. A large thermometer on Celebration Plaza visible to passing motorists illustrates weekly progress as new totals are posted following the Tuesday report meetings.
Many individuals find that they are able to impact the good done by numbers of organizations with a simple, regular payroll deduction. If you are not already giving to United Way through payroll deduction, you are welcome to help the cause through your regular or one-time donation. Checks can be dropped off anytime of year at the Hopkins County Agrilife Extension office at 1200 Houston Street during business hours.