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United Way of Adirondack Region reaches annual campaign goal

The fundraising drive was a success despite challenging times

Jerry Morrow places the final fundraising tag outside the United Way offices in Plattsburgh, announcing that the organization met its 2012 fundraising goal.

Jerry Morrow places the final fundraising tag outside the United Way offices in Plattsburgh, announcing that the organization met its 2012 fundraising goal. Photo by Stephen Bartlett.

— Dan Alexander, Publisher of Denton Publications, stressed that without the United Way these organizations would have to conduct their own fundraisers and funnel money into such efforts.

“They wouldn’t be able to accomplish nearly as much.”

In addition to funding 39 health and human service organizations in the region, the United Way coordinates a wide variety of programs, including Earned Income Tax Credit, Information and Referral, Disaster Recovery and Volunteerism.

“The team left no stone unturned,” Morrow said of the 2012 fundraising team. “We are gonna carry this into next year.”

The next campaign will be chaired by Gayle Alexander of Denton Publications. She served as vice chair for this year’s drive.

“United Way is such a dynamic organization,” Alexander said. “Everyone is giving from their heart, and that is what the United Way is all about.

“It’s amazing how people come through. That’s what the United Way is about. It’s about people helping people.”

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