United Way Fund Drive nears halfway mark of goal

The United Way campaign has reached $440,511, less than half of the $1,060,000 goal the group set for 2012.


“We are heartened to see the continued support from the community even in these trying times,” Jody Moss, United Way of Clallam County executive director, said in a press release last week.


Different campaign totals so far are: Sequim — $106,263; Port Angeles – $112,852; Forks — $7,672; Crescent Schools — $2,845; Clallam Bay/Sekiu — $1,700; Employee groups — $36,914; Olympic Medical Center Combined Fund Drive — $112,033; County Employees — $20,286; and Corporate Gifts — $23,307.


The campaign has received donations from 1,402 individuals or families, compared to last year’s total of 2,462 donors, Moss noted.


Funding for agencies and Community Solutions Initiatives are provided year-round to agencies, Moss said.


Mary Ann Unger, the 2012 campaign chairman, encourages community giving by everyone. “Since we are nearing end-of-year giving, families might want to talk about giving a gift to the community this holiday season through United Way,” she said.


Today’s donations help support 25 partner agencies and four Community Solutions Programs: Access to Health Care, Access to Help/2-1-1, the Clallam County Literacy Council and the new Great Beginnings early learning initiative.


Contact United Way to make a donation or for more information at P.O. Box 937, Port Angeles, WA 98362, 457-3011, or by visiting the website,

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