The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


November 30, 2012

United Way nears goal

Friday, November 30, 2012 — “This community’s support has been inspiring.”

That is what United Way of Stanly County Executive Director Christy Bogle said when discussing the success of this year’s campaign to raise funds for the organization.

With less than a month to go, the United Way has seen contributions amounting to 91 percent of its $325,000 goal.

“It’s really very exciting,” Bogle said.

She noted many businesses have come through with major campaigns among their employees, citing the employees at Michelin for having one of the larger ones this year.

“It is amazing the amount of community involvement we have seen through this campaign,” Bogle said.

She noted the work of Campaign Chairman Steve Cumming and Vice Chairman Ben Lisk.

“They have been a huge help in making this a success,” she said.

“But, it’s not just one or two people, it’s been everyone in all those workplaces and volunteers who have been there working for us.”

The United Way helps provide crucial health and human services in Stanly County.

All funds raised within the county stay here to be used locally.

Bogle said anyone can still be involved and invites the public to call (704) 982-6916, visit their office at 215 W. Main St., Albemarle, or visit their website at www.unitedsta


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