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November 30, 2012

Local United Way halfway toward goal

JOHNSTOWN — The United Way of the Laurel Highlands has passed the halfway point in a goal to raise $1.2 million during its 2012 fund drive.

Businesses and individuals have contributed more than $650,000. The agency hopes to make up the difference before the end of the year. In 2011, the organization exceeded the goal it set of collecting $1.1 million.

“Our progress at this point in time is very similar to last year,” said Bill McKinney, president of the local United Way chapter.

“This next month is going to be very critical to our success.”

Money raised during the fund drive will help the agency support its more than two dozen partners, including Somerset Therapeutic Association for Riding, Vines of Hope, Johns-town Free Medical Clinic, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, and Boys and Girls Club of Somerset County. United Way assists those groups by supplying both monetary contributions and services.

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