United Way nears 85 percent mark

info@islandpacket.comDecember 19, 2013 

The United Way of the Lowcountry has reached $1,948,863 -- or 84.73 percent of its goal of $2.3 million for this year's campaign.

"We want to thank our generous community, especially at this time of year, for helping us get closer to that 100 percent mark," said Tina Gentry, United Way of the Lowcountry president and CEO. "We see a real increase in need around the holidays, so we're addressing those needs head-on with the investment of donors in our area."

Through its partner agencies, the United Way of the Lowcountry served more than 31,500 people in need in Beaufort and Jasper counties in 2013, according to a news release.

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