ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The United Way of Southwest Georgia wants to raise $1.5 million this year.
Thursday the organization kicked off it's annual campaign fundraiser at Darton College. The goal is to raise $1.5 million now through December. That's $300,000 more than they raised last year.
Kathleen Stroup works at the Marine Corps Logistics Command. She says MCLC encourages employees to give their time and money to help better the community, and she feels confident United Way will reach their goal.
"Everybody has the opportunity to give. We don't ask that they give a lot, just give what they think they can afford. It's fulfilling to give," said Kathleen Stroup, Marine Corps Logistics Command.
Thursday morning's event also kicked off United Way's annual Day of Caring. 250 volunteers left the breakfast and broke into 25 teams giving their time and talents to better the community at places like the Boys and Girls club and the Liberty House.
If you want to donate money to the United Way of Southwest Georgia, you can mail those donations to P.O Box 70429 Albany, GA 31708. You can also talk to your workplace about setting up payroll deductions.
For more on United Way of Southwest Georgia, visit their website.