The Franklin County Area United Way has been through this before — a final push for funds needed to meet the goal. With 80 percent of the $1 million goal contributed and pledged, a final appeal has been made in an effort to reach the target.
The organization has the highest goal in its history and has a history of reaching its goals and in surpassing them. United Way leaders knew at the start that to reach the goal it was going to take an all-out effort. The need is so great and that is why the $1 million target was set for this year. Economic conditions still are unsettling. That has resulted in the greater need this year.
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