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Setting the pace for United Way
10.04 UW pacesetters
Adam Kobek, campaign co-chairman Stan Sparks, Mose Mock, campaign co-chairman Clarence "Batman" Morgan, Barbara Strickland, Amy Rogers, Kristen Richards, Jerry Freyermuth and Troy Allen show the progress that's been made in the United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham campaign drive. - photo by Photo by Pat Donahue

The United Way of Effingham County is 35 percent toward its goal of raising $249,999, as noted by Batman (campaign co-chairman Clarence Morgan).

On hand to show the progress were Adam Kobek of the Effingham County Board of Commissioners, Stan Sparks of Georgia Power, Mose Mock of South Effingham High School, Barbara Strickland of Springfield Elementary School, Amy Rogers of Effingham Hospital, Kristen Richards of Sand Hill Elementary, and Jerry Freyermuth and Troy Allen of Citizens Bank of Effingham.

Mock led South Effingham High School’s campaign to an amazing increase of 600 percent over 2006 donations. Sand Hill Elementary School won United Way’s Caring Cub Award for the highest per capita of giving by any one school.  

United Way will make special presentations at both of these schools at the conclusion of the campaign.

Pacesetters (who hold their employee campaigns prior to the kickoff) and their contributions are:

Georgia Power (Plant McIntosh and Springfield operations) — $20,994

Effingham County government employees — $6,437

Effingham County Board of Education — $40,000

Citizens Bank of Effingham — $7,546

Effingham Hospital — $14,200

Georgia-Pacific Savannah River Mill, historically the largest contributor, will hold employee campaign meetings later this month.