The campaign was complicated by the partial government shutdown in October, but the United Way of Anderson County raised close to $1.2 million this year, or about 90 percent of its goal.
The results were announced at an annual meeting and campaign announcement at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge on Thursday.
The campaign goal, which was described as “bold,” had been $1.3 million. The total amount raised was $1,172,742. The United Way said this will allow for stable funding for its agency programs.
“Unfortunately, we will not be able to increase funding to our community partners,” UWAC Executive Director Rick Morrow said. ”Last year’s total resulted in a reduction of $200,000 to the funding pool, and this year’s total will only allow for continued funding at that level.” [Read more...]