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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

United Way Sets Campaign Goal Of 1.4 Million

What would happen if the United Way wasn't here to help people?  

A crowd at the Detla learning abused women wouldn't be able to seek help and hundreds of children wouldn't have access to daycare and other programs.

Executive Director Wendy MacDermott tells CHSJ News this year's goal of 1.4 million for the 2013/2014 campaign was not set lightly.

She says there is something to be said for a round numbered goal like 1.4 million adding it's felt like their has been a ceiling around 1.3.

She also thinks it's a big statement to break the threshhold move on to 1.4 million.

Councillor David Merrithew informing the crowd that City of Saint John employees gave the most of any organization contributing $87,000 last year.

The United Way serves communities from the Fundy Isles all the way to Havelock.