United Way campaign kicks off

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The United Way has a big campaign goal for this year and Wednesday is the first day of fund-raising.

The 150+ volunteers and committee members assembled Wednesday to mark the first day of the 2008 campaign.

This year, the united way has set the goal at $600,000 dollars.

David Perkins, this year's general solicitations chair says they have always reached their goal and are looking forward to getting the contributions that will make this year a success.

"All the money, all the funds stay here to help the agencies in Angelina County, so that is something we are very proud of," says Perkins.

To donate to this year's campaign, which benefits 23 area agencies, go to unitedway.org.