United Way of Angelina County Sets Budget Campaign
July 31, 2008 at 9:57 PM CDT - Updated July 2 at 2:10 AM
By Mystic Matthews - The United Way of Angelina County is moving forward with a brand new budget campaign for this year, after 23 area agencies came with requests for funds over the past three days.
After interviewing and questions, the united way board members decided on a fundraising goal of $600,000 for the 2008-2009cycle.
Campaign Chair Trent Ashby says it's a lot of money to raise, but knows the surrounding community will help make it happen.
"We set a budget, as we do every year, that is lofty. The $600,000 goal that we have set for ourselves is certainly not going to be easily obtainable. But we know with the giving nature and the compassion that the citizens of this county have for those agencies, that it's a very achievable goal."
This year, the Salvation Army is getting the biggest part of the campaign, with $90,000.
The fundraising kicks off in September and ends in November.