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United Way turns up the heat
1029 United Way update
United Way of Effingham County power raisers strike poses in front a thermometer indicating they have reached 71 percent of this year's fundraising goal. - photo by Photo by Paul Floeckher

The United Way of Effingham County’s “power raisers” are nearly three-fourths of the way toward this year’s campaign goal.

Pledges from the community total 71 percent of the $310,075 goal for the 2013 campaign, which runs through Nov. 22.

Funding for United Way supports 25 organizations and programs that provide a variety of services in Effingham.

The United Way will make a 15-minute campaign presentation at any local business that is interested. For more information, call the United Way of Effingham office at 826-5300.