Lowndes United Way kicks off new year - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Lowndes United Way kicks off new year

August 21, 2002

by Ashley Harper

A South Georgia United Way chapter is ready to kick off a new year with high goals.

Wednesday, the Lowndes County United Way announced its 2003 campaign theme, "Making Dreams Come True," and unveiled new campaign materials.

Despite the past year's economic struggle, the United Way exceeded its goal of 1.28 million dollars and raised a total of 1.3 million. Director Nicole Stamey says they're setting this year's goal even higher.

"Our goal this year is $1.35 million dollars," said Stamey.  "We hope we can actually exceed this amount and help our local agencies and whole community."

The United Way helps fund many service agencies around Valdosta, such as the Haven Battered Women's Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, and the YMCA Challenger League.

posted at 2:45pm by Ashley Harper.