Angelina County United Way reaches goal

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County United Way set this year's target down from last year at $510,000, but they exceeded the goal by nearly $200,000.

The chair says they set the goal lower because they didn't want to put any unnecessary burden on the community.

"It's a testament to how giving Angelina County is every division met or came close to meeting their goal this year, so it means a lot that the county stepped up and helped us really blow the top off this goal," said James Flournoy, the campaign chair.

Lufkin Industries gave more than $300,000 to the campaign.

United Way helps fund more than 20 agencies in the county.

This year, the focus is bringing food, clothing and shelter to the county.

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