United Way reaches halfway point in fundraising campaign

The United Way of Greater Lafayette is hoping to raise $5 million over the next two months. (WLFI Photo)
The United Way of Greater Lafayette is hoping to raise $5 million over the next two months. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — With one month left in the annual campaign, United Way of Greater Lafayette is well on the way to reaching its goal of more than $5 million.

The organization revealed Wednesday it has raised more than $2.65 million so far. That’s 5 percent ahead of last year’s pace. This year’s goal is $5.075 million.

Officials said United Way’s goal is to help people, and the support the community gives back plays a huge role in ensuring that happens.

“United Way is both a catalyst and a facilitator,” said Maryann Santos, the organization’s community campaign chair. “It helps bring people together. United Way supports 22 different agencies to help the community identify things that matter.”

United Way’s mission is to help families and kids with basic needs like food, shelter, healthcare and education.

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