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United Way Exceeds Goal

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The Annual United Way of Toombs, Montgomery, and Wheeler Counties exceeded its fundraising goal of $460,000 by raising a total of $477,745.90, as announced at the wrap-up celebration on November 12.

The annual fundraising campaign began after a virtual kick-off ceremony held on September 16 and continued until November 1. Chair of this year’s campaign, Melissa Bruce, and Co-Chair Jordan Robins, celebrated this job well done with partners and sponsors at a luncheon.

This year’s campaign motto was “United We Stand,” and emphasized the importance of coming together as a community. United Way of Toombs, Montgomery, and Wheeler Counties emphasizes a community- based approach, as the organization reports 99% of its fundraising remains in the counties to help improve the lives of area residents.

United Way Executive Director Patricia Dixon referred to Bruce as the “United Way Superwoman” and praised her for her leadership throughout this endeavor.

Dixon also thanked the public for their contributions. “With your support, we did it! We went over our goal, and I know that more will continue to come in throughout the remainder of the year. We are truly blessed,” she commented.

The final total of fundraising within the year after the remaining late contributions is expected to be $500,000.

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