First Posted: 11/13/2008 7:42:57 PM | Last Updated: 11/13/2008 7:42:57 PM
POSTED: Thursday, November 13, 2008
LAFAYETTE -- With one week to go, the local United Way campaign still needs $434,000 to reach its $5 million goal.
“Passing the 90 percent mark in the campaign is a great achievement but we still have a lot of work left,” said Gary Lehman, chairman of the United Way campaign chairman. “It is rewarding to see the community’s generosity as it works to raise funds that will provide services to those in need here in the Lafayette area. Especially at a time when that need is likely to grow.”
Funds raised in the campaign will support services in Tippecanoe County in 2009. Agencies such as Lafayette Transitional Housing Center, the Tippecanoe County Council on Aging and the Crisis Center are likely to see growing needs for their services in the coming year.
“While Lafayette has been somewhat isolated from the economic challenges facing the nation, needs are rising in our community and United Way is committed to providing the best support possible to address those needs as they arise while at the same time working towards finding solutions to root causes of those needs,” said United Way executive director James Taylor.
Placing the thermometer in the plaza honors the heritage of giving that Tippecanoe County has demonstrated in the 85 years that United Way has been serving the community. A victory clebration is planned for November 20th at the Muse on Columbia in Lafayette.
For further information please contact Ashley Brazelton, Communications/ Campaign Associate, at 742-9077, ext. 230.
Since 1923, United Way of Greater Lafayette has raised over $107 million to support the services and programs in our community. If you would like to make a donation to United Way, call 742-9077 or visit the United Way office at 1114 State St.