United Way approaching 90 percent of campaign goal

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The United Way of Logan County received a boost recently when AcuSport and AGC announced the results of their internal company campaigns, officials announced Tuesday.

AcuSport reported total contributions of $96,679, an increase of $17,386 or 22 percent over last year.  Contributions from AGC and their associates totaled $26,882 and Airstream added more than $8,000.

Additional campaigns completed during the past few weeks include: Belle Printing, Citizens Federal Savings & Loan, the City of Bellefontaine, Consolidated Care, Hilliker YMCA, Donatos Pizza, Eichholtz, Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Heiby Oil Company, Humble Construction, Logan County Engineers, Lutheran Community Services, Rent-A-Center and Thomas & Marker Construction.

These results combined with the previously reported numbers bring the 2013 United Way of Logan County campaign to within 90 percent of its $700,000 campaign goal. To date, the campaign has generated $628,516 in donations, surpassing the $611,422 number that was reached in 2011.

With a few weeks remaining before this year’s event comes to a close, the committee continues to work hard to reach the $700,000 goal.

“These results boost our hopes that ‘together’ we still have an opportunity achieve the $700,000 milestone by the end of the campaign in early January,” said Jim Donnelly, executive director. “We appreciate the commitment that our businesses and residents have made to ensure that we can continue to support the needs of our community.

“The results of the annual campaigns help with our efforts to address and overcome the many troubling trends and conditions confronting Logan County, including personal and family financial instability and critical health risks. Programs such as food, shelter, assistance for the elderly and youth programs are just a few of the benefits of the giving.”

The United Way of Logan County’s annual campaign supports 22 non-profit agencies in Logan County whose programs touch one out of three residents. While the local economy is improving, there is still a large number of families and individuals who struggle daily for the basics of a reasonable quality of life, United Way officials said

To make a donation, contact the United Way of Logan County office at 130 S. Main St. or by calling 592-2886. Individuals also can make an online donation at www.uwlogan.org and clicking on the “donate” link.