Callaway County United Way announces Fall 2014 campaign goal

Group hopes to raise $280,000 to benefit local aid organizations

Coming off of two record-setting years, the Callaway County United Way has set its sights even higher for its Fall 2014 campaign goal.

The group announced its goal of $280,000 to raise for 2015, beginning in September this year. That goal is a $15,000, or 18 percent, increase from its 2013 campaign goal of $265,000.

“Our real goal this year is to continue making lasting, positive change for Callaway County,” United Way Executive Director Kathy Richey Liddle stated in a press release. “We address problems our community faces by looking for solutions. Right now our board of directors, volunteers and agencies are the best they’ve ever been in my 16 years working for the CCUW.

“Positive change doesn’t come overnight, but we are making a measurable difference. When you reach out a hand to one, you improve the quality of life for everyone in the community.”

Board President Glenn Harris said that new organizations have been applying for funding as United Way partner agencies, and previously-established partners “are currently facing greater challenges every day,” so the board felt the increase was “reasonable, necessary and moves the CCUW forward in a positive way.”

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