By NICK GOSNELL
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The United Way of Reno County is still about $300,000 short of its goal and Lisa Gleason with the United Way is looking for the community's help.
"We are certainly on our last couple weeks of push to make that goal to really help the community," Gleason said.
Even if you've already contributed, Gleason would still like to hear from you.
"If you've given a gift, consider giving a little extra this year," Gleason said. "If you haven't, please stop by our office or give us a call. You can go out to our website. We can make it as easy as possible for you to give. If you want to automatically deduct $5 out of your bank account every month, we can make it easy. We can do that."
There are 25 agencies counting on the United Way of Reno County to make this goal.
"United Way supports agencies all the way from the littlest of people in the Early Ed Center, Boys and Girls Club after school programs to people who are in crisis through Salvation Army and New Beginnings, all the way to the end of life with Hospice House," Gleason said. "We are certainly supporting so many different areas of our community and we do it without charging these agencies a dime."
Gleason wants those agencies to be able to focus on their mission and not as much on fundraising.