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United Way kicks of campaign

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

September 4, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The United Way of Southwest Georgia is reaching out for help for the agencies it serves. 300 people attended the campaign kickoff for the United Way Thursday. The agency hopes to raise $1.5 Million this year to help service agencies in twelve counties in Southwest Georgia.

Although the campaign just started, five companies have already collected $375,000. "It makes me feel great, just being in the community knowing that all these people care enough to give back."

United Way serves dozens of non-profit agencies that provide such services as child care, Tutoring and mentoring for students and help for the elderly.

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