Living united is the mission of the United Way of Harrison County’s fundraising efforts and on Friday, it announced its new goal for the 2019 campaign year.
The new fundraising goal is 10 percent larger than last year’s goal of $850,000. At its annual campaign kick-off breakfast, directors and members of the United Way’s board announced the new, challenging goal of raising $935,000 for 26 member agencies in the community.
In order to reach this goal, the United Way has created its group of Emerging Leaders in the community, young professionals between the ages of 20 to 40 years old.
“Many of the agencies have been cut with federal and state grants and we actually have a new agency apply this year so because of those and the needs being so great this year that is why the goal is going to be increased this year,” said Tina Yoke, executive director.
The new member agency for this year is The Arc of Harrison County, an organization that promotes opportunities and relationships for people with developmental disabilities.
Sunday’s Cardboard Boat Race at noon at Maple Lake is the first fundraising event for the 2019 campaign.