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A banner day for United Way
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United Way of Effingham campaign supporters and workers cheer as the county’s record-setting total is shown to all who attended the United Way of the Coastal Empire’s campaign victory celebration Friday. - photo by Photo by Calli Arnold
The United Way of the Coastal Empire announced totals from it 2010 campaign, “United Way Makes Wishes Come True” Friday, and by Saturday, the Effingham branch raised $309,432, a record-breaking total for the unit. 
“We reached our goal four weeks before the end of the campaign,” said Bonnie Dixon, executive director of United Way-Effingham. 
As a whole, the UWCE, encompassing Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties, achieved and exceeded its campaign fundraising goal of $8 million by more than $116,000, which campaign chairperson Camille Russo announced at Friday’s victory celebration at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Effingham Herald, our special county-wide edition.