United Way Recovering From Rita

Nacogdoches County United Way is deciding how much funding 23 non-profit agencies should receive.

The allocations committee heard from agency representatives justifying their share of the $500,000 United Way hopes to collect in donations.

It's the same goal set for last year. But hopefully a hurricane like Rita won't get in the way. United Way Director Diedra Richardson said,  "We missed our goal by $70,000 for the past year, but we're setting it the same for 2007. We're not backing down."

Recommendations for funding allotments will be made to the Nacogdoches County United Way next week.