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United Way Matters

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

October 22, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Thousands of people in a 13 counties depend on agencies supported by the United Way of Southwest Georgia, but in these tough times they're seeing a slight drop compared to this time last year.

The United Way is in the middle of its fundraising campaign, but donations are coming in slower than usual, most likely because of the sluggish economy.

The organization saw a 5% drop so far this campaign season they're looking at other ways to make it up.

"We're going to try to diversify our funding as well look at foundations, try to write grants," said Dwayne Myles, United Way President and CEO.

The fundraising campaign runs through the end of the year.

To donate visit www.unitedwayswga.org

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