GATE CITY — The United Way of Southwest Virginia kicked off its campaign this week to raise $150,000 for various nonprofit agencies that provide a multitude of services for those less fortunate living in Scott County.
The theme for the 2013 fundraising campaign is “Uncommon People United for the Common Good.”
According to the United Way, the money raised will be used to provide the “Building Blocks for a Good Quality of Life” for Scott County residents by funding programs that improve education, income and health for children and families.
United Way of SW Va. Coordinator Tammy Dotson says the organization hopes to reach its goal of raising $150,000 by the end of the year so it can assist over a dozen entities that provide help to the children, families and elderly of Scott County who are in need.
Dorton said the Scott County United Way was able to meet its fundraising goals of $130,000 in 2011 and $140,000 in 2012.Read more in Sunday's print edition of the Times-News or in the expanded electronic edition.