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United Way approaches 95 percent of campaign goal

The United Way of Logan County is approaching 95 percent of its 2012 campaign goal following the recent announcements of contributions from AcuSport and AGC Automotive Americas.


AcuSport, with an employee participation rate exceeding 72 percent, provided $75,387 to the campaign, an increase of 26 percent compared to last year. AGC’s combined company and associate campaign contributed $32,292, also an increase of 26 percent from last year.

Campaigns were recently completed at the Bellefontaine City Schools, which totaled $17,142, along with Logan County employees $13,325; NetGain $9,385; Logan County Attorneys $6,780; Benjamin Logan Schools $4,334; Citizens Federal Savings and Loan $3,000; HBD Industries $3,878; Green Hills Community $3,739; Consolidated Care $3,720; Logan County Physicians and Dentists $2,750; Thomas & Marker Construction $2,020; Humble Construction $1,220; Michael  Eller Diamonds $1,000; Zimmerman Reality $1,000; Logan County Education Services $918; WPKO/WBLL $813; Union Banking $800; Choice Properties $645; Money Concepts $500; Axis $500; the Bellefontaine Examiner $500; and Century 21 RHA $200.

To date, the 2012 campaign has generated $616,163 in donations, surpassing the $611,422 that was raised in 2011.
With a few weeks remaining before this year’s event comes to a close, several local businesses and the city of Bellefontaine employees are in the final processes of managing their internal campaigns.

United Way of Logan County officials anticipate that at the conclusion of the campaign, the $655,000 goal will be met, allowing the organization to reverse the negative trends of recent years.

“We are blessed to live in a community that recognizes the needs of its residents and supports the United Way and the 22 supported agencies through personal volunteering and by providing the type of funding required for the programs,” Jim Donnelly, executive director, said in a release. 

“It’s through the continued strength of our communities support and charitable giving that enables the United Way of Logan County and these agencies the ability to support the needs of our families, friends and neighbors.”

United Way agencies reach one out of every three Logan County residents with a variety of programming, from youth initiatives to food, clothing and housing for local families and senior activities.

“The annual campaign is a call to action that helps to build excitement within the community,” Mr. Donnelly said  “Through the generosity of our many donors and the support of our volunteers, ‘Together’ we are able to improve the lives of many.”

To make a contribution toward the 2012 campaign, contact the United Way of Logan County office at 130 S. Main St. by calling 592-2886.

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