United Way Campaign Officially Begins

The Angelina County United Way Campaign is officially underway. Tuesday morning, fund raisers started soliciting businesses for contributions.

The goal is to raise $645,000 for the agency. That money will go to 23 charitable organizations in Angelina County. Child advocate programs, food pantries, and shelters that help less fortunate East Texans are on the list.

The five-week campaign will wrap up next month. The first barometer reading to measure the group's progress is this Friday.