United Way meets fundraising goal
By The Telegram
Finney County United Way has announced that it reached its 2013 fundraising campaign goal of $550,000 last month.
According to a press release, the local active campaign runs from July 1 to Dec. 15 each year.
Due to delayed and additional contributions, United Way Worldwide concluded its accounting for the campaign year on April 30, which kept Finney County in compliance with the national standard.
"The Finney County United Way is so pleased to be able to support the 21 agencies and two Community Impact programs chosen in 2013," Susan Escareno, Finney County United Way director, said.
Escareno said all 21 agencies received their entire designated allocation amounts due to the generosity of the community.
"Thank you to all the Finney County residents, businesses and organizations for the caring contributions," she said. "We're excited. You keep hearing about how hard it is to get funding, but we're really excited we could fund all the programs at what they asked for. We're just really pleased about that."
The following organizations and their allocations included:
Big Brothers/Big Sisters: $35,000
Catholic Social Services: $9,000
Community Daycare: $25,000
Family Crisis: $26,221
American Red Cross: $30,000
Girl Scouts: $10,000
Habitat for Humanity: $5,000
Meals on Wheels: $15,000
Miles of Smiles: $7,500
Russell Child Development: $35,000
Boy Scouts: $15,000
Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance: $22,250
Smart Start: $2,000
Spirit of the Plains, CASA: $35,000
United Methodist Mexican American Ministries: $33,000
Salvation Army: $29,000
United Cerebral Palsy: $6,600
Garden City Recreation Playground Program: $8,022
Community Impact Grants ($2,000 each):
Real Men Real Leaders
Circles of Hope