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.