United Way at almost 80 percent of goal

info@islandpacket.comFebruary 7, 2013 

A working mother of three came to United Way of the Lowcountry's office seeking emergency assistance to pay her electricity bill. If the bill went unpaid, she risked eviction from her subsidized housing.

Thanks to campaign donations, special contributions and assistance from the Department of Social Services, United Way helped this family stay in its home and figure out how to avoid this crisis again.

"We help people like this every single day," Peter Post, United Way of the Lowcountry board chairman, said in a news release."

The organization's board of directors announced Thursday that it has received gifts and pledges totaling more than $2.2 million, or 80.2 percent of the 2012 goal of $2.8 million.

Information or to make a donation: 982-3040 or www.uwlowcountry.org

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