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Monroe County United Way Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign

United Way of Monroe County kicked off its fundraising campaign, “Give Today. Create a Better Tomorrow.”

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United Way of Monroe County has set a fundraising goal of $1.4 million.

United Way of Monroe County kicked off its fundraising campaign Friday with a goal of $1,425,000.

The money will go to support local programs throughout the coming year. This year’s goal is about $10,000 more than the funds raised last year.

United Way in a nonprofit organization that focuses on helping people in the short-term while creating long-term solutions in the community.

Here are several results from last year’s partnerships:

  • In 2012, 94 percent of the high-school seniors in United Way funded mentoring programs successfully graduated from school.
  • This past spring, the Free Community Tax Service volunteers assisted low- and moderate-income people file 2,901 federal returns.
  • Patients at Volunteers in Medicine received 11,202 needed prescriptions at no cost.
  • 116,103 bags of groceries and 1,206,549 meals were provided to community members at risk of hunger in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties.
Alex Dierckman

Alex Dierckman is a reporter and anchor for WFIU/WTIU News and Indiana Newsdesk. She has been with the station since 2012. From Carmel, Indiana, Alex is excited to report and deliver the news in her home state. You can follow her on Twitter @alexdierckman.

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