TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A Lafayette manufacturing company raised more than $170,000 for several organizations in the community.
Wabash National presented checks to representatives for the Wounded Warrior Project, Wabash Center, Special Olympics, Big Brothers, Big Sisters and United Way of Greater Lafayette. The money was raised at yesterday's annual charity golf outing.
President and CEO of Wabash National, Dick Giromini said this is just one way his company can help organizations in our community.
"With federal funding continuing to decrease and state funding continuing to decrease to support a lot of these programs it really becomes important for us to be able to step up when we can."
"Every dollar that goes to the United Way campaign is going to be absolutely critical for us to meet the needs for 2014, so we're excited for this opportunity," said James Taylor of United Way of Greater Lafayette.
Last year, Wabash National raised $61,000 for local organizations at the golf outing.
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