United Way Campaign Hopeful

The United Way of Chatham-Kent is right on track, halfway through its fundraising campaign.

The agency’s already collected over $1-million since the campaign kick-off in September, with the hopes of reaching $1.9-million by January 23.

Director of Resource Development David Drouillard says the money supports 30 agencies and programs in the area. “All of these agencies, programs and services, are working from Tilbury to Thamesville, and from Wallaceburg to Wheatley. I mean, there are so many communities that are assisted through this particular annual campaign.”

Registered United Way donors have received red envelopes, while farmers have been given green envelopes. Drouillard is hoping those come back with donations inside, so they can keep the services they support at full strength.

Last year’s campaign fell $50,000 shy of $1.9-million.