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Coshocton comes through to reach United Way goal

| April 2, 2013

COSHOCTON – The United Way goal for the campaign year 2012-2013 of $380,000 has been met with the help of all of its donors.

Steve Mobley of Buckeye Brine, challenged the community to raise matching dollars up to $10,000 in the final month of the campaign. The community has met and exceeded the challenge.

New and familiar Coshocton County businesses were willing to assist in providing additional dollars for the United Way campaign including Jeff Drennen Dealership and Jr. Women’s Club along with other donors who have dug deep to meet the goal.

While the timing of these last dollars coming in has given us a sense of gratitude, we would be remiss in not mentioning that all contributions, whether they are the first in the door or the last in, have enabled us to reach the goal.

Last year, the 18 partner agencies provided services for more than 13,000 Coshocton county residents. This year, with the two newest agencies, Coshocton CARES and Hope Clinic, those numbers will undoubtedly rise with their impact reaching further.

“Buckeye Brine has been a tremendous help to United Way these last two years, and we are thankful that they have been so generous to us,” said Lyn Mizer, executive director. “We are also appreciative of our top giver, RockTenn, and all those gifts large or small that have come in year after year to support these non-profit programs that strive to reverse problems in our community. Our loyal donors are many and that is the beauty of United Way, where we all come together, united by our human condition, effective only because of our being unified in our mission.”

The United Way budget presentations are coming up next week where the 20 partner agencies will present their request for proposals to the budget committee, consisting of four United Way board members and three community members. The committee will consider thoroughly the information presented and decide how to allocate the undesignated funds that were collected from the 2011-2012 campaign. United Way only gives out dollars that have been received. With the exception of only 1.3 percent, the money that is raised here stays here in Coshocton County.

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