The United Way of Effingham County set a goal of $249,999 as it kicked off its campaign Wednesday afternoon.
“We have had great success already,” campaign co-chairman Stan Sparks said.
The six Pacesetters have raised more than $91,000 to date, with the Effingham Board of Education raising $40,000, Georgia Power raising $19,000, Effingham Hospital raising $12,000, Citizens Bank of Effingham raising $7,500 and the Board of Commissioners raising $7,000.
The campaign is only 5 percent away from its Pacesetter goal. Pacesetters begin early contributions to the campaign.
In announcing the goal, campaign chairman Clarence Morgan doesn’t want to stop just shy of $250,000.
“Don’t think that we’re going to quit,” he said.
The United Way of the Coastal Empire’s goal is $8 million and the campaign — “Man of Steel: Use Your Superpowers for the Good of the Community” — is led by Bert Tenenbaum of Chatham Steel.