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Kingsport United Way surpasses $3.8M goal

November 22nd, 2013 11:22 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport United Way surpasses $3.8M goal

KINGSPORT  —  The United Way of Greater Kingsport has exceeded its fundraising goal for 2013, raising slightly more than $3.876 million, the nonprofit organization announced Friday.

 “We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to those individuals and organizations that have chosen to support the 2013 community campaign through the giving of critical financial resources,” said Roger Smith, the 2013 campaign chair.

 The United Way of Greater Kingsport supports 44 programs through 29 agencies, such as the Boys and Girls Club, Girls Inc., Hope House, the Literacy Council and Meals on Wheels. Programs supported fall under four focus areas: helping children and youth succeed, promoting self-sufficiency, ensuring safety and stability and supporting aging with choices.

 The United Way’s annual fundraising campaign runs from mid-August through late November. This year, the campaign goal increased by $125,000.

 “The contributions made by community members enable the (United Way) ... to positively impact not just individuals and families, but our entire community,” said Danelle Glasscock, executive director of the UWGK.

 Greg W. Nelson, UWGK board president and senior vice president and chief technology officer for Eastman Chemical Co., suggested that people who have not had the opportunity to contribute to this year’s fundraising campaign consider making a pledge by year’s end.

 Donations can be made at the United Way website (www.uwaykpt.org) or by sending a contribution to the United Way of Greater Kingsport, 301 Louis Street, Suite 201, Kingsport, TN 37660.

 For more information, call the UWGK at 378-3409.


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