JAMESTOWN – The 2013 United Way of Southern Chautauqua County Campaign has raised $341,481 so far this year, or 26 percent of the $1,315,000 goal.
Campaign Co-Chair Deb Kathman said it will take a concerted effort from everyone to reach the goal and ensure vital human service programs continue in southern Chautauqua County.
The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County helps support 18 partner agencies and 39 local programs. Every program that receives funding must show measurable results in the areas of education, income, and health. Each spring, over 40 volunteers visit each of the agencies to make sure the dollars that are donated are going where they’re needed most. Campaign Co-Chair Deke Kathman said it’s a rigorous process that holds the agencies accountable.
Both Deke and Deb Kathman said they hope to wrap up the campaign sooner this year, so they have a better idea of where things stand in December.
For more information about the United Way or the 2013 Campaign, call them at 483-1561, visit them at www.uwayscc.org,