United Way Surpasses Fundraising Goal Second Year In A Row

  • 3/14/2019 7:11:32 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Local dignitaries, business leaders, and others converged on the Mid-Ohio Conference Center for the United Way's Dash To The Goal on Thursday night. The goal for 2019 was set at $1.425 million, which was surpassed to finally tally up to $1.427 million.

"We're happy that we have, for the second year in a row, achieved our goal," said Dan Varn, Executive Director of the United Way of Richland County. "That amount of money does not raise itself without a community and a team of individuals behind it. We're really blessed to receive that level of support from so many people in our community."

Varn says that with the fundraising goal met once again, the United Way will be able to fund a number of programs that improve and benefit Richland County.

"There's 47 programs that we're going to be funding once again all over this community," Varn said. "We've got volunteers going around the community right now, visiting our agency programs. They're going to come together with the dollars that we've raised here and decide how we're going to allocate those dollars out based on programs producing outcomes."

Among other community members that appeared at the event were Miss Ohio Matti-Lynn Chrisman, Catalyst Life Services CEO Harry Donahue, and Mansfield Police's Assistant Chief Keith Porch.

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