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United Way kicks off 2013 campaign

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Several hundred South Georgia business and non profit leaders have kicked off the 2013 United Way Campaign.

The goal of the 2013 United Way Campaign is to raise $1.2 million. That's more than 100 thousand dollars more than last year's campaign raised.

The United Way of South Georgia serves 13 counties, in one of the nation's highest poverty areas. United Way officials say that money is needed to keep poverty programs alive.

"So it's very important for people to understand when they give to the campaign they are giving to affect a lot of programs and a lot of non profit agencies in this area, said LaKisha Bruce of the United Way. "So every little bit goes a long way."

If you or your business would like to contribute to the United Way campaign, you can call 883-6700. Check out their website HERE:

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