(WTVM) - It's important to have a goal, and no one sets more ambitious goals than our own United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley.
They're aiming for $7 million!
At the recent kickoff luncheon, United Way President Scott Ferguson and 2013 campaign chair Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor, dressed as characters from the popular reality show Duck Dynasty to showcase this year's theme "Hunting for the Goal."
Our kickoff was one of the largest if not the largest in the country! More than a thousand people attended!
It was a fun way to get people excited and put them in a generous mood to support an agency that does so much for our community.
Monies raised help improve the lives of thousands of people in eight counties in Georgia and east Alabama. The United Way funds 50 programs that help the homeless, women and children, senior citizens and many more of our neighbors.
Last year's campaign raised a record breaking $6.9 million and this year the bar is set even higher.
We urge you to make a single donation or a payroll deduction or even something more active.
The United Way Run for the Valley – a 5K and 10K race next Saturday morning, September 14 in Columbus – is another way to help.
Reaching $7 million is a big goal, but it can be reached. If we all take aim, we'll hit the target!
WTVM Editorial Committee
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