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August 15, 2002

South Georgia charities are hoping they'll be able to collect more money this year, after disappointing donations following September 11th.

A big group of donors, volunteers, and agencies helped by the United Way of South Central Georgia kick off its fundraising campaign. They waved the green flag on their race towards collecting $350,000.

Last year, the chapter only raised 65-percent of it's goal in a campaign that kicked off the morning of September 11th.

"Think this year we're past that, take team effort that's why our theme is team United Way, we have a real team here," Frank Sayles Jr., drive chairman said. 

"Without them we couldn't exist do get quite a bit of dollars from the United Way," Bill Taylor, Meals on Wheels President said. 

 United Way of South Central Georgia supports 26 agencies in Ben Hill, Berrien, Cook, Irwin, Tift and Turner Counties. Some pace setting donations have them at 18-percent of their goal so far with the campaign's checkered flag coming at the end of October.