United Way nears 2012 goal
Posted: December 31, 2012
The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER — With the 2012 campaign down to its final hours, the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley is less than $150,000 short of its $1.15 million goal to support programs for local children and families.
“We’re over $1 million at this point,” agency President Joe Shtulman said Friday morning. “There are a lot of envelopes coming in,” mainly from individuals trying to beat the deadline.
Shtulman said a number of companies in the area are having year-end events that will contribute to the fund.
He added that after Monday, contributions can still be marked for and counted toward the 2012 campaign.
“The need is very high,” Shtulman said, with many families still experiencing the impact of the slow economy.
“The need for United Way support is more important than ever.”
Looking ahead to 2013, many agencies have sent letters of intent to apply for United Way funding in the new year.
“We’re asking everyone to get their pledge cards in as soon as possible,” Shtulman said.
The United Way will hold its final report meeting on the 2012 campaign Jan. 11.
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