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March 1, 2013

Goal met, United Way officials hope contributions will keep coming in

United Way of Parker County had a goal of $200,000 for its 2012-13 campaign. The goal was lowered from the previous year’s goal due to the economic climate.

With a fiscal year-end of March 31, 2013, the goal was reached in January, leaving UWPC the opportunity to continue to collect donations for two additional months.

“The campaign to date totals $243,600 and donations are still coming in,” stated Board President, Kim Cherryhomes.

All money raised in Parker County stays in Parker County.

Leadership donors such as The Walton Family Foundation, Devon Energy, Burlington Northern Freight, Enbridge, AT&T Foundation, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Fluor, First Financial Bank, Nationwide, Bob Kingsley Top 40 and Target have made it possible for UWPC to exceed its campaign goal.

In addition to the larger donors, giving through employee campaigns have been instrumental in the success of United Way and are very appreciated.

“No donation is too small or too large,” stated Cherryhomes. 

United Way of Parker County has had good contributions this year and appreciates the support of the community showing the desire to advance the common good of Parker County with a focus on Education & Youth, Income & Crisis, Health & Wellness and Seniors.  “Eighteen agencies have received funding from the United Way of Parker County in those areas representing 27 separate programs,” stated Executive Director, Oleta Parker.  Donations received through the United Way support programs in targeted areas which promote self sufficiency, help children succeed, strengthen families, and assist seniors and persons with disabling circumstances or health problems, and assist with income stability and crisis.   

To contribute to United Way of Parker County, send a check to United Way of Parker County, PO Box 1476, Weatherford, TX 76086.

If contributing by credit card go to the UWPC website www.unitedwayofparkercounty.org or call 817-596-5986.

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