United Way looks to meet goal - Black Hills Fox December 14, 2012
United Way of the Black Hills is describing this year's fundraising campaign as troubling.
With only two weeks remaining in the campaign, the organization says they are $283-thousand dollars short of their goal. Executive director Renee Parker says it's important to reach the goal of nearly $2.3 million dollars to help the 52 local non-profit organizations the United Way serves. One of those organizations is the Y-M-C-A in Rapid City. The Y says that, because of United Way, they were able to help more than three thousand kids who needed financial assistance last year.
YMCA Executive Director Roger Gallimore says, "It's not just money, because behind every dollar, behind every gift is a real person. There's a face behind this. This isn't just filling a black hole somewhere. This money is translated into real people meeting real needs right here in our community."
To date, donors around the Hills have given a little more than $2 million dollars, or 88 percent of the United Way's target amount.