LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The United Way of Greater Lafayette is making a final push to reach its $5.3 million dollar goal. The 2018 campaign kicked off in August and wraps up Thursday.
Campaign chair Tom Murtaugh said as of Tuesday morning, the United Way is about $388,000 short of the goal. They are still going through projections, but even with those accounted for, they believe the number will be close to $40,000 short.
Murtaugh is making one final plea because the United Way has a reason for this year's large goal.
"The design to push that goal a little further this year was to fund some additional work around substance abuse and mental health," said Murtaugh. "We are truly hoping we can hit that goal so we can fund that work."
The United Way works to improve the lives of children in our area and prepare them for life after schooling. If you would like to help with the campagin, visit uwlafayette.org and click on the donate tab.