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Local United Way seeks to raise $775,000

Annual campaign to be kicked off at Sept. 16 breakfast

Who does the United Way of the Adirondack Region help?

These are the 39 agencies which can benefit from donations to the United Way of the Adirondack Region:

Adirondack Community Action Programs, Adirondack Experience, Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center, AuSable Valley Habitat for Humanity, Behavioral Health Services North, Boy Scouts of America - Twin Rivers Council, Catholic Charities of Clinton and Essex Counties, Catholic Charities of Franklin County, Champlain Children's Learning Center, Champlain Valley Family Center for Drug Treatment and Youth Services, Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country, Citizen Advocates, ComLinks, Champlain Valley Chapter of Compassionate Friends, CVES Career Pathways Stipend Program, ETC Housing, Families First in Essex County, Family Champions of the North Country, Family Promise of Clinton County, Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, Hospice of the North Country, Joint Council for Economic Opportunity of Clinton and Franklin Counties, Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County, Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties, Mental Health Association in Essex County, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Champlain Valley, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, North Country Association for the Visually Impaired, North Country Center for Independence, North Country Life Flight, North Country Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Center, Plattsburgh/Malone Y, Pyramid Lake Caring Neighbors Project, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Clinton County, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Essex County, Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County, Substance Abuse Prevention Team of Essex County, Ted K. Community Center, Thomas Shipman Sr. Memorial Youth Center, and United Way of the Adirondack Region.

Those interested in making a donation to the United Way of the Adirondack Region may send donations in care of the organization to 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh N.Y. 12901.

— The United Way of the Adirondack Region is setting its sights a little higher this year for the nonprofit organization’s annual fundraising campaign.

Gerald H. Morrow, chairman of this year’s campaign, said the amount the local United Way hopes to raise this year has increased from $750,000 to $775,000. The increase, said Morrow, is based on the growing economic need in the organization’s service area, which spans Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties.

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