HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Lisa Gleason with United Way of Reno County had good news as January comes to a close.
"We have made our campaign goal of $1.2 million," Gleason said. "Thanks to all the many, many generous donors out there in our community."
Campaign chair Darrell Pankratz said watching the community come together has been a joy throughout the campaign.
"It's just been inspiring," Pankratz said. "All the volunteers that have been a part, everything we tried to do, somebody stepped up and said, we'll do that, we'll help, or even volunteering to help when we didn't even ask for it. It's a team effort. It's a community effort and the rewards go right back to the people who need it in this community."
There are twenty seven agencies who rely on United Way fundraising to help them meet their goals.
"Consistently, year after year, this group, the United Way, meets its goal," Pankratz said. "That's lots of individual givers, lots of people that are from the beginning of their careers to the end of their careers. It's across the board, over 6000 donors. I want to thank the team that worked directly with me to go and see those people, get the doors open, so that our skilled people at the United Way could tell the story, inform the public and help them understand what kind of an impact that they can have."
If you still want to give, you can fill out an online pledge card.