Beaufort News

United Way over $1 million mark

United Way of the Lowcountry, Inc. has received $1,078,761 in gifts and pledges, putting it at 41.5 percent of its $2.6 million annual fundraising goal.

"We have a powerful message to share," Hilton Head Island campaign co-chairman Joe Black said in a news release. "No matter what your circumstance, you can involve yourself in the health of this community. You can make your life and someone else's life better, and you can contribute to United Way."

"What we are trying to do this year, in particular, is make donating to the United Way campaign easy, cheap and efficient," added Sandy Gillis, chairwoman of the Bluffton-Jasper County campaign. "The best way to give is to go to the new United Way of the Lowcountry website at"

Randy Krause, chairman of the Beaufort area campaign, said the drive is set up to be transparent.

"When you go to the United Way website you can download the most recent annual report, study the outcomes of United Way of the Lowcountry partner agencies, and see what your dollars are doing in this community," Krause said in the release. "And of course, you can sign up to give and to volunteer on every page."