Roughly seven weeks into its annual fundraising campaign, the United Way of Chaves County has already surpassed the amount it raised at this time during last year’s campaign. The campaign, which kicked off Aug. 15, has raised 13.84 percent, or $79,579, of its total goal of $575,000. “Last year we were at about eight percent at this time and the goal was $460,000. So our goal is 25 percent higher,” Sherry Mumford, UWCC executive director, said.
First initiated in 1956, the annual fundraising campaign is going well so far this year, Perry Toles, co-chairman for the campaign, said. “This amount is ahead of where we were last year. At this time we have a little bit of residual from last year’s campaign that was chaired by Travis Hicks that we can be grateful for.” A new marketing sponsorship program was established this year, that has provided funds to help market the campaign.
“We have a community that cares. I know our community will step up. All we have to do is go out there and ask Login to read more