United Way fund-raising hits half-way mark
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 25, 2000
"We’re on pace," Jerry Adwell said at the midway point in the current United Way of Mower County Inc.
Wednesday, October 25, 2000
"We’re on pace," Jerry Adwell said at the midway point in the current United Way of Mower County Inc. fund drive.
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At the six-week mark, Adwell and other campaign officials announced Tuesday that $315,113 has been pledged, or 50.42 percent of the campaign goal of $625,000.
A year ago at this time, 54 percent of the 1999 goal had been raised.
At Tuesday’s six-week report meeting, Bill Snyder’s blue division had raised $150,831 and Kris Johnson’s maroon division had raised $164,281.
Adwell, the general campaign chair, and United Way Executive Director Amy Baskin said they were "very pleased" with the campaign’s progress.
Adwell discounted the small difference in the 1999 and 2000 progress reports, saying the start of the trades and industry division’s efforts, the largest of the fund drive, begin this week, involving large employers such as Hormel Foods Corp., Weyerhaeuser Paper Co. and Quality Pork Processors Inc.
Baskin agreed and said the "generosity" that has fueled 20 consecutive United Way fund campaigns continues.
"We want to recognize the generosity of the individuals and businesses who are making the fund drive such a success," she said.
The transportation division is at the 94 percent mark of its goal, while clergy and mortuaries are at the 91 percent mark. Meanwhile, the greater Mower County efforts in participating communities and townships has reached the 75 percent mark.
Johnson said the Austin Medical Center fund drive will be able to announce reaching its goal at the midpoint of the campaign.
Mark Bjorlie, clubs and organizations section leader, also predicted success at reaching the goal set for the volunteers.
Baskin reminded all that the United Way of Mower County Inc. supports 70 programs and services in Mower County provided by 27 agencies.
The next report meeting is scheduled for Nov. 14.
For more information about assisting the fund drive, call 437-2313.