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An easier way to give

To the Editor:

This is just a reminder that the 2012 annual campaign for The United Way of the Adirondack Region is under way. It is through our donations that the 39 member agencies are able to help our friends and families in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties.

Many people feel that if they are not offered the opportunity to give through payroll deduction at work that they are not able to donate. This is not the case. ANYONE can contribute to our local United Way.

One option is to make a one time gift, either by check or credit card. If you are like me you are able to donate more if you can make smaller payments over the entire year. This is possible; just contact the United Way of the Adirondack Region at 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 12901 or phone 518-563-0028. You have the choice of being billed monthly, quarterly, etc. Even easier would be after you have made your pledge, set up an automatic online payment using your own bank. You have the ability to set up the amount and the frequency and your bank will usually process this at no cost.

This year the need is so great. I urge you to donate whatever you can; no gift is too small. We never know who among us will need help next, but our gifts ensure our member agencies will be able to assist when needed.

Gayle Alexander

United Way Volunteer

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