United Way kicks off fundraising campaign

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – It’s time once again for the community to unite and help programs in the area.

United Way of Greater Lafayette kicked off its pacesetter campaign Tuesday. This year’s goal is to raise $5 million. That’s up from last year’s target of $4.9 million.

United Way helps 23 different organizations throughout the community. Some of those include Food Finders Food Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette and the Salvation Army.

“Every single dollar goes to help a life here in our community that needs it. So, that’s everything from kids being born healthy to third grade reading to kindergarten countdown to high school graduation and on through the needs of the community,” said 2014 Campaign Chair and President Rick Davis.

The community kickoff will take place Sept. 9. The campaign will run until November.

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