Beaufort News

United Way raises more than $1.2 million

United Way of the Lowcountry reported $1,207,628 in contributions Thursday, putting it at 43.1 percent of its fundraising goal for its annual campaign.

Donations fund partnerships and collaborations with 32 agencies and 42 programs in Beaufort and Jasper counties that achieve better health, education, shelter, nutrition and income for local residents and workers, according to a United Way news release.

Chairing the campaign are Peter Post for the Beaufort area, Phyllis Doyle for Bluffton and Jasper County, and Mike Petrilli for Hilton Head Island.

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.