Beaufort News

United Way campaign crosses 40 percent mark

United Way of the Lowcountry Inc. reported Thursday it has raised $1,121,881 -- 40.1 percent of its annual campaign goal.

The agency lists a variety of ways local donations to United Way help the community:

  • A $100 donation secures a four-hour session every week in a social day program at Alzheimer's Family Services for those who care for people suffering from the disease.
  • A $100 donation provides 34 hours of educational instruction to students 14 to 17 years old at risk of dropping out of school.
  • A $500 donation protects public health through a partnership with Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services to install septic systems.
  • A $50 donation allows Bluffton Self Help to help a needy family with a utility bill.
  • To contribute to United Way, to volunteer or for more information, call 843-982-3040 in Beaufort, 843-837-2000 in southern Beaufort County, and 843-645-6500 in Jasper County.