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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Coming up with $30,000 additional dollars seemed like a â€ślofty goal,â€ť but Whitley Countyâ€™s Executive Director Cindy Baker rose to the challenge.
Live United, the United Wayâ€™s 2012 campaign, is complete and the nonprofit stands with a total amount of $197,258 raised â€” more than $7,000 over the anticipated goal of $190,000 and more than $37,000 over what was raised in 2011.
â€śWe worked hard, but really it was the community that did it. They deserve the pat on the back,â€ť said Baker. â€śI think this proves that people in Whitley County are invested in this community.â€ť
Now the United Way will begin making decisions on how to best apply the funds. With a focus on three key areas â€” education, income and community chest â€” the United Way will open up the application process to any nonprofit in the county that feels as if its project falls within one of these three areas.
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