Press Article
United Way makes final push for fundraising goal.
December 23, 2012

United Way of the Black Hills is asking for the public's continued support in its quest to reach its goal of raising $2.295 million by Dec. 31 for the 52 local nonprofit agencies it supports. 

With one week left in the campaign, United Way is still $128,120 short. 

Since the campaign launched in September, United Way has raised $2.166 million to support local programs for basic human needs, counseling and advocacy, domestic violence, child abuse, youth programs, senior services and life skills, and education. 

"Our agencies help everyone, from children to seniors and serve nearly every sector of our community," said Renee Parker, executive director of United Way of the Black Hills. 

If the remaining $128,000 isn't raised, it could create complications, including cuts to agencies. 

"Our agencies rely on us each year, and we want to continue to give them the support they need and deserve," Parker said. 

For the past 20 years, the United Way goal has been met to provide assistance to many local nonprofits. 

"This year has been tough, and knowing the tremendous needs that exist, I am hopeful that once again people throughout the Black Hills area will support United Way. Every donation, large or small, makes a big difference," Parker said. 

You can donate online at www.unitedwayblackhills.org, by mail, or by calling 343-5872. 

For more information about how to contribute, contact United Way of the Black Hills at 343-5872 or at 621 Sixth Street, Suite 100, Rapid City, SD 57701. 

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