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December 22, 2003

Albany-- The United Way is extending their annual campaign, optimistic they'll still meet their fundraising goal.

Proctor and Gamble is one of the top contributors for the Southwest Georgia United Way campaign. They've nearly met their company goal. Campaign-wide, the United Way has reached 93% of their 1.5 million dollar goal.

Marketing Director Liz Gray thinks companies will make up the difference, "We are staying optimistic, we do not want to cut any agencies in the community, all these agencies need everything that United Way can provide for them and all the help they can get. So we really want to support the community by having lots of donations come in towards the end of the season."

This year's goal is about $100,000 dollars less than the year before. The United Way missed the mark last year by about that much. The campaign has been extended until February.

Posted at 3:16 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com