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United Way hopeful contributions will pick up

November 14, 2002

Albany-- The United Way campaign in Southwest Georgia is well underway, but donations so far have been lagging a bit.

The non-profit agency's most important fundraiser kicked off in September, right when political advertisements were heating up the airwaves. Because of that, campaign workers say word about the annual campaign did not reach the public like it has in past years.

But, they think that will soon change. Marketing Director Liz Owens says, "Now the campaign is over we will get more spots and everyone can hear about the campaign as they normally would we think it will pick up quite dramatically."

Money from the United Way helps 39 non-profit agencies in this area. This year's goal is 1.65 million dollars. The annual campaign ends December 12th.

Posted at 3:00 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

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