United Way goal reached

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 11, 1999

From staff reports

It is an impressive achievement.

Saturday, December 11, 1999

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It is an impressive achievement.

The United Way of Freeborn County’s 1999 campaign not only reached its goal of $425,000 – it exceeded it by $31,000.

The announcement this week shows that local citizens and businesses are willing to do their part by helping others all year long through their United Way contributions.

It also shows that this year’s campaign, which was well organized and run by a group too large to mention here, did their part too.

Who’ll benefit from all of this effort?

Recipients are 15 member agencies that provide services to virtually every demographic group in the county – Albert Lea Community Child Care Center, American Red Cross – Freeborn County Chapter, Arc Freeborn County, Catholic Charities, Cedar Valley Services, Charities Review Council of Minnesota, Crime Victims Crisis Center, Domestic Abusers Program, Family Support Network, Family Y, Freeborn County Chemical Dependency Center, Lutheran Social Services, Salvation Army, Senior Resources of Freeborn County and Twin Valley Boy Scouts.

Even though we live in nearly unprecedented prosperity, many continue to struggle; whether a senior citizen on a too-tight fixed income, or a young parent barely able to provide child care while working full time, many here need a little help to make ends meet.

Campaign volunteers and local contributors will provide that much needed assistance through the United Way’s successful 1999 campaign.