- Paris Flash
- Real Estate
At the weekly ‘Report Out’ meeting on Friday, they were just 32% away from the target goal, with only one week left in the campaign.
Many citizens and businesses have stepped up to pledge money to United Way, host bake sales, auctions, ‘blitz’ for donations, host events, and countless other things to help and make this campaign a success.
Paris Regional Medical Center, who set a goal of $50,000, is 91% complete.
The United Way ‘Wednesday Blitz’, where volunteers went out to business to ask for donations, made over $7000 in just two hours.
Kimberly Clark set a goal of $140,000 and are currently just over half way complete. Campbell Soup’s goal is $75,000.
Oncor has pledged around $7500 and Harrison Walker & Harper has raised over $12000.
The school districts have raised over $9000.
There are countless other businesses and citizens that are also pledging funds and raising funds and awareness for United Way, which all helps the 2013 Campaign.
In comparison to last year, the industry division of United Way fundraising is 30% above where it was at last year, and the entire campaign is 26% above where it was at last year.
The United Way of Lamar County has raised $364,327 thus far for the 2013 Campaign.
The following partnering agencies will benefit from the funds raised in this campaign for the work that they do in Lamar County:
Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Imagination Library of Lamar County, Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business & Industry, Lamar County Literacy Council, Northeast Texas Southeast Oklahoma Council of Boy Scouts, and the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society.
American Red Cross, Lamar County Child Welfare Board, Habitat for Humanity, The Kings Daughters & Sons, The Salvation Army, YWCA of Paris and Lamar County
CASA for Kids, Children’s Advocacy Center, East Texas Council on Alcoholism & Drug Addiction (ETCADA), Innovative Enterprises, Lamar County Human Resource Council (Meals on Wheels), Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, and SAFE-T
Keep watching the Extra! for United Way updates.