Lawrence Co. United Way reaches 75 percent goal
Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 07:11
NEW CASTLE, Pa.-- The Lawrence County United Way reports it has reached 75 percent of it's current fundraising campaign goal of $425,000.
The United Way helps fund a number of non-profit outreach programs in local communities including Big Brothers Big Sisters. Local officials say 25% of the children in Lawrence County live in single-parent homes.
Other partnering agencies include 4-H, Girl Scouts, the Salvation Army, New Castle Community Y, ARC, Adult Literacy, City Rescue Mission, Salvation Army and a number of other organizations.
United Way leaders say in addition to corporate donars, they rely on giving from employees of local businesses.
"The United Way Campaign is crucial to agencies in our area and we have to do our best to make sure the funds are raised to continue these much needed services," United Way's Jerry Prestopine said.
The campaign to date is $ 318,750.