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Forum staff reports, Published December 18 2010

United Way reaches 80 percent of 2010 goal

The United Way of Cass-Clay has topped the 80 percent mark for its 2010 goal, the organization anĀ­nounced Friday.

The local United Way has raised just more than $4 million of its $5 million goal for the year, a news release said.

The release said United Way of Cass-Clay supports 42 nonprofit agencies and 66 programs.

Also, according to the news release:

The organization is aiming to wrap up its $5 million annual campaign by January.

Last year, United Way of Cass-Clay achieved the 2009 campaign goal of $4.875 million by raising a total of $4,876,983. This was a 3.72 percent increase over the dollars raised in 2008.

More than 13,500 individuals contributed financially to United Way of Cass-Clay last year.