The United Way of the Bradford Area has announced that 75% of the $330,000 goal has been raised to date.
“As we close in on this deadline, we encourage our friends and neighbors to consider their annual gift to the United Way so that the many agencies which benefit (from the campaign) can be fully operational without having to cut any programs or services,” said Lisa Boser-Miller, campaign co-chair.
Although Sunday is the last day to make first-time asks, officials say that follow-up efforts will take place from now until January 5, 2014. Executive Director Mandi Wilton Davis said that next week will be consumed with making contacts with those individuals or businesses who have given in the past, but from whom a pledge has yet to be secured.
“We truly need the entire community’s support to reach the goal,” added Mary Boser, co-chair. “It’s imperative that you invest in your fellow neighbor, especially during the holiday season.”
“Our staff and volunteers are working tirelessly to ensure a successful campaign,” said UWBA Board President, Steve Williams. “To those who have already given, thank you!”