Kick Off To United Way Campaign

by Jessica Cervantez

They only have a month to raise $640-thousand. Angelina County has kicked off their United Way campaign.

The 23 agencies who benefit from United Way funding attended the morning breakfast. They are gearing up for the month-long campaign.

Agencies like the women's shelter, Salvation Army, and the Red Cross rely heavily on United Way funding. With the two recent storms, the United Way committee knows they will face challenges this year.

Yana Ogletree, this year's chair, said they realize everyone has been donating money to the Rita and Katrina victims, but they hope East Texans will dig a little deeper in their pocket.

Last year, the campaign's goal was to raise $658-thousand.