United Way In Trouble

A plea for donations is being made by the Nacogdoches County United Way.     Last month the agency was close to the half way mark, but with only two weeks left in the campaign there is serious concern that the needed $90,000 needed to meet the goal won't be raised. Pledges are falling short. This will hurt agencies in Nacogdoches and Shelby counties.

Director Deidra Richardson said, " If we don't reach the goal we will have to cut funding for our agencies. Roughly 7% here in Nacogdoches and up to 60% in Shelby County because we're just not getting any contributions coming out of there and we have three agencies that set there and we can't give them Nacogdoches County money."

Nacogdoches County United Way administers Shelby County's fundraiser, but all money is kept separate. The United Way campaign ends on February 9th. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 630772, Nacogdoches, 75963.