Hopkins County United Way President Mike Jumper Tuesday morning that this year’s campaign is off to a “great start.” Overall, $35,721.80 had been collected as of the first campaign workers report meeting.
That’s about a quarter of the overall $165,000 goal to benefit 20 local agencies already raised as of Oct. 1.
Campaign Co-Chairs Bill and Beverley Owens reported the city had already turned in their donation of $5,532 this year.
HCUW Executive Secretary Susan Berning submitted at least two grant applications which were approved for HCUW: a $2,500 FEC Charitable Foundation Grant and a $500 Brookshire’s grant.
UPS Office contributed a $11,545.80 donation.
The local Holt had 70 percent participation from among employees, who contributed $3,844. Holt pledges a corporate match, which will double the amount collected from the business to $7,688.
The Lions Club nearly double their goal and the CANHelp Thrift Store exceed the goal set for the group as well. Sulta Manufacturing contributed $4,087.
Among those named to the 100 % Club for meeting or exceeding the goal set for the organization or business on Oct. 1 include:
- Plain and Fancy
- City of Sulphur Springs employees
- Wilk’s Car Wash
- Discount Wheel and Tire
- Town and Country Cleaners
- Rick’s Oil Depot
- Preuss, Flecker, and Associates
- Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce,
- Edward Jones-Chris Voorheese
- Texas Farm Credit
- Lion’s Club
- Hometown Auto
- Texas Art and Frame
- CANHelp Thrift Store
- Belle Amie Day Spa
- Gloria Mitchell Insurance Agency
- Farmers Electric Charitable Foundation
“We are grateful for every single one,” Berning said of the donations made to HCUW.
HCUW’s Tuesday meeting was moved to the Chamber of Commerce due to renovations at the Texas AgriLife Extension Building. HCUW will hold its next report meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, with the third meeting scheduled at 9 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Dairy Museum.