WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - It took until the final hours of the campaign, but the Richland County United Way surpassed their target goal. }}" />

   
 
 
United Way Reaches Lofty Goal

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 2/27/2014

The latest Richland County United Way campaign had a towering goal from previous years, up $50,000 from the agencies last ambitious measure.

With the total contribution amount still short of the target goal in the days leading up to the agencies annual awards dinner, Executive Director Bob Maxey says he began to feel some trepidation about reaching the lofty amount.

"There was a point quite frankly where I was a little concerned whether or not we were going to be able to make it." Maxey says. "But we did successfully reach our $1,600,000 goal."

It was the third campaign in a row that the goal was increased according to Maxey, up $100,000 over the last three years. He believes that "says a lot about the make up of the people that live here."

For a second consecutive year Century Link was the top contributor to the campaign with over $130,000 in donations, with the top 25 companies combining to raise just under $950,000.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A man was killed and two women are injured in an auto- pedestrian accident at 8:30 Monday morning on West Fourth Street at Western Avenue in Mansfield. Full Story
Image1 A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Tuesday. Full Story
 
Image1 The mayor of Ontario was the guest speaker Monday during the Richland County Republic party's monthly luncheon. Full Story
Image1 Crawford County's Lowe-Volk Park held its annual Arrowhead Day this weekend, bringing together both history enthusiasts and casual observers. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Lowe-Volk Park's Arrowhead Day Brings Community Together

Fire Destroys Couple's Home On Canteberry Lane In Mansfield

More News