United Way begins solicitations drive

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Holley Nees - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Today, Angelina County United Way met to kick off their general solicitations drive.

The 63rd campaign is already at eight percent of their goal.

The target is $540,000 dollars over the next few weeks, up about $15,000 from last year's goal.

Despite tight wallets, campaign volunteers are optimistic they'll reach it.

"This is absolutely the most giving, generous, caring community anywhere in Texas and we don't worry about meeting the goal, we know we will," Wayne Haglund said. "It's going to be more of a challenge in this economy, but we'll meet that challenge."

The organization has not missed a goal in more than 62 years. Twenty-one agencies benefit from the money raised.

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