TRURO – The United Way of Colchester County needs a final push.
The non-profit organization just surpassed the $200,000 mark for its 2012 workplace campaign, but that still leaves it 13 per cent below the $230,000 it raised for its 2011 campaign.
United Way is hoping to match the amount raised last year by the end of January. It is currently at $203,103.
“So far in this campaign we have seen generous support from local organizations and from personal donations that we truly appreciate,” said Jennifer Spicer, executive director of United Way, in a news release. “We are hoping this call to the community for help will bring in that extra amount so we can continue to increase the difference we are making to those in need.”
One of the major success stories in this year’s campaign is the Town of Truro Police Service, which have increased its donations by 600 per cent.
Currently, United Way of Colchester County funds six local charities and has funded four community projects in 2012. These programs and projects provide the community with access to services that help move people out of poverty, build a healthy community and help children be all they can be.
United Way will continue to fund local programs and projects and would like to expand its support to new areas that would help reduce and eliminate issues all over Colchester County.