The United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley has reached its $6.6 million goal. The total announced today by David Passman, 2011 Campaign Chair, is $6,636,544.
Kim Jenkins, executive director of the Open Door Community House, one of 28 United Way Partner agencies, called the news "fantastic."
"We set the community goal based upon personal visits with over one hundred business, civic and community leaders. The people that are living and working in our community really stepped up this year and made a commitment to United Way and the programs that we support," Passman said.
"This is truly a celebration," Scott Ferguson, president of United Way, said. "It is a celebration of the giving spirit and overwhelming generosity of this community that we were able to raise over $6,600,000 in the difficult economic times we are facing."
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Last year's goal was $6.5 million but more than $6.7 million was raised.