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United Way Surpasses 55%

Over 40 United Way volunteers, representing 15 local companies and organizations, gathered Tuesday afternoon at the Disability Action Center to track the annual campaign progress. After all volunteers reported, United Way campaign results totaled $262,340 or 55% of the $475,000 goal for Marion County.

Mon Power, the campaign’s largest workplace donor, has wrapped up their campaign and are calculating their results.

Fairmont State University reported over $18,215 raised so far, including over $3,600 from the inaugural Maroon Madness t-shirt sales by the Student Government Association. They SGA sold over 700 shirts to raise dollars for United Way.

Fairmont Regional Medical Center has raised over $10,600 so far and UPS reported over $13,766 raised from their employees.

A few other companies reporting were Christ Episcopal Church with a gift of $57,000, Marion County Schools with over $4,233 raised, Small Businesses and Corporate donations at $13,500, and United Way Agencies at over $7,000 collectively.

United Way also shared the results from recent special events, including Dancing with the Stars, which raised a record $34,000 for the campaign and the Mon Power Golf Outing, which raised $5,150.

The event served as the halfway point for the annual fundraising drive. It was sponsored by Pierpont Community and Technical College. Campaign Chair Tina Shaw tallied results and announced the current total.

The Campaign Celebration is scheduled for January 16th at Noon. It will be held at the Fairmont Field Club and sponsored by Mon Power.