LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The United Way announced that 11 new givers have pledged another$2,500 toward its goal.
United Way of Greater Lafayette set its 2009 campaign goal at $5million. Earlier this week the organization announced it mayfall short of that goal. With the tough economy and many jobslost in the past year United Way campaign is struggling.
The good news is that new numbers announced by campaignvolunteers Thursday evening have increased since Monday, but moremoney is still needed.
If United Way does not reach $5 million, organizations it supports could lose some funding. Those organizations includethe Boys and Girls Club, Senior CareAVan, and the CrisisCenter.
Campaign Chairman Tony Albrecht said, "If only 10% of people whodon't give donate $11 a month, the financial goal would be met."
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