Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 3, 2012

United Fund reaches $345K goal

CROSSVILLE — McKinley Tabor, president and campaign chairperson, proudly announces the United Fund of Cumberland County has now reached the 2012 funding goal of $345,000.  

The United Fund began in 1966 when community leaders joined together to raise money to help people in Cumberland County. This continues to be the mission of the United Fund. The works of the Cumberland County United Fund and their partner agencies are only possible through the generosity of the citizens and businesses of this community.  

As the community has grown, so has its needs. United Fund has been able to help meet those needs through the community outreach programs at CoLinx and Master Corp who generously match dollar for dollar their employees' contributions. These corporate matches along with others make up 30 percent of the United Fund goal. The remaining 70 percent comes from individuals that give through payroll deductions, cash out of their pockets at United Fund events, filling the piggy banks that are located in many area businesses and through the neighborhood door-to-door campaigns. 

This year United Fund, through community donations, is helping 37 non-profit agencies. These agencies work to make for a safer and healthier community. They provide for the well-being of senior citizens and help children and youth achieve their potential, while helping families and individuals with basic needs.

If you have not yet given, please consider a donation that will help the United Fund as they begin their fundraising efforts for 2013. You can send your tax deductible donation that stays in this community to United Fund, 348 Taylor Street, Suite 101, Crossville, TN 38555.

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