United Way campaign contributions up from last year


United Way of Logan County board members and volunteers hold signs Friday that together revealed the 2013 campaign raised $677,860 to benefit local social service agencies. The agency staged a campaign wrap-up celebration Friday in the Main Street Marketplace, 130 S. Main St. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

United Way of Logan County came up narrowly short of its stated campaign goal, but still celebrated a strong take Friday during a wrap-up celebration at the Main Street Marketplace, 130 S. Main St.

United way Executive Director Heidi Reser announced $677,860 was raised for the local campaign this year, a figure that exceeds last year’s total of  $663,401.

Mrs. Reser acknowledged the efforts of her predecessor, James Donnelly, who directed the local United Way in 2012 and 2013, campaigns that combined to raise more than $1.3 million.

“With the tremendous support of many, we were able tot run annual fundraising efforts of two back-to-back campaigns into increases over the previous year’s results,” Mr. Donnelly said.

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