United Way in final 2014 campaign push
Saturday, February 22, 2014 3:59 AM
The Jefferson County United Way is making a final push to hit its 2014 fundraising goal of $360,000.
With the annual drive set to end Feb. 28, the nonprofit is $300 shy of its goal.
Jay Roney, this year's chair drive, said he is hopeful the organization can reach its goal for the year.
"We're just looking for one or two people to put us over the top," Roney said.
The United Way uses funds to support 14 nonprofit agencies in the community. This year it picked up Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Donations for the United Way come from payroll deductions through local employers, as well as private donations.
Agencies receiving funding are: The American Red Cross, Southeastern Indiana Independent Living Center, Boy Scouts of America Hoosier Trails Council, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Council, Girls Inc., Lifetime Resources/Sentry Services, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Lide White Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Salvation Army, Turning Point, Casa Amiga, Southwestern Recreation Association and the USO.