Cari Wells is the United Way of Whitley Countyâ€™s campaign chair for 2013-14 fundraiser. Having lived in the county all her life, Wells sees her work with the nonprofit as a way to give back to her community. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Giving back to the community where sheâ€™s grown up is what propelled Cari Wells, of Columbia City, to be the 2013-14 campaign chair for the United Way of Whitley County.
â€śI care about this community and want to see it continue to be great,â€ť Wells said. â€śThe United Way does so much to improve the lives of those in our county. It seemed like a logical way for me to serve the community.â€ť
With the United Wayâ€™s Day of Caring having officially launched the fundraising campaign in September, Wells is hard at work developing relationships with corporations and business throughout the county.
â€śAlthough we are grateful to have partnerships with some of the larger companies in our county, financially contributing to the campaign doesnâ€™t have to be just from businesses,â€ť Wells said. â€śI want to challenge those who have never given to the United Way to do so this year. Even small donations make a difference. Every dollar adds up.â€ť
A collective goal of $225,000 is the mark Wells and a team of volunteers are working to reach this campaign year.
Last year, the fundraising efforts generated more than $200,000, surpassing a goal of $190,000.
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