LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Almost two dozen area non-profits hope the community unites behind a common cause over the next few months.
The United Way of Greater Lafayette kicked off its annual community fundraising campaign Thursday evening.
This year's goal is $4.9 million, about three percent more than last year's $4.75 million which the community successfully reached last year.
The campaign supports 23 health and human service organizations in the area, from the Red Cross to the Right Steps Child Development Centers, from Bauer Family Resources to Food Finders Food Bank.
"Those who receive many times are invisible to us, their needs and their issues. The United Way and its agencies really do a fantastic job in reaching out to those who may be less visible to us and the needs that we have," says Al Gatmaitin, who is this year's Campaign Chair and CEO and President of IU Health Arnett Hospital.
If you would like to help, the United Way is already accepting donations so click here.
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