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Americus United Way needs your help

March 9, 2007

Americus--The United Way of Americus and Sumter County provides money for 17 local agencies, but now it's almost out of money. The group made an emergency donation to the Red Cross. Plus, many of its pledges aren't coming in.

Sumter Regional Hospital was one of the United Way's largest contributors. Now, payroll deductions from workers there and at more than 50 other businesses may not come in. "We need help from outside counties that can help us, and the main thing we need is monetary donations. Since the tornadoes hit, we're going to have a lot less money coming in, and the needs are exorbitant," said United Way Executive Director Sheila Parks.

Parks said most of the agencies the United Way serves suffered damage and need extra money right now.  If you'd like to help the United Way of Americus and Sumter County, you can call 229-924-9783 or mail a check to P-O Box 1046, Americus, 31709.



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