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11/03/06 - Angelina County

United Way Record Setting Year

Campaign leaders for the United Way of Angelina County are sending out a loud thank you to all who helped raise more than $725,000 in just five short weeks.

The 2006 goal was $645,000. Nearly every division has reached 100% or more of their goal. "It emphasizes, once again, the dedicated, hardworking, generous community of Angelina County," says Campaign Chairman Tina Alexander Sellers. "The local United Way has a great team. The division chairs worked hard and the people and businesses responded. We're blessed to live in such a spirited-filled community. Of course, we're also elated and very thankful for everyone's contributions and support."

The United Way of Angelina County helps fund 23 local agencies. "That money stays locally. The real winners are the men, women and children of this community who will be helped by those agencies. The 23 agencies serve the people of our community who need their help the most."

Sellers says there were several bright spots throughout the campaign, but she says huge thanks go to Industrial Division Chairman Cecil Jackson. The individual goal for the industrial division was $250,000. They raised $333,517, or 133%. Of that amount, Lufkin Industries and its employees generated $280,000 alone.

Friday's final put the UW of Angelina County at $726,485, or 112%. It's not too late to make a contribution to United Way. Executive Director Carla Hight says donations are expected to continue coming in and that total could go slightly higher.

For a list of the agencies that benefit from United Way dollars go to the KnowMore section of this website.

Here's a look at the UW numbers so far:

Division

Chairperson

      To Date

      Percent

         Goal

Industrial

Cecil Jackson

333517

133%

250000

Diboll

Lynn Pavlic

130000

100%

130000

Large Employers

Sherri Ziegenhals

155437

100%

155000

General Solicitations

Kathi White

25501

100%

25500

Physicians

Dr. Lance Sloan

12185

81%

15000

L.I.S.D.

Johnny Giles

15000

100%

15000

Press

Gary Borders

9098

101%

9000

Attorneys

Wayne Haglund

9000

100%

9000

Insurance

John Strain

9734

115%

8500

Huntington

Betsy Gregson

4000

100%

4000

Lufkin State School

Lynn Hopper

4000

100%

4000

Angelina College

Janet Avery Sublett

4510

100%

4500

Dentists

Dr. A.B. Jordan, Jr.

3700

93%

4000

Hudson

Ann Phillips

5031

101%

5000

Realtors

Liz Jeffrey

2659

133%

2000

Automobiles

Jim Roper

2263

75%

3000

Central/Pollok

Mary Moore

350

25%

1000

Zavalla

Molina Jones

500

100%

500

Total

726485

112%

645000

 

 

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