United Way of Florence County Short of Campaign Goal
Each year, the United Way of Florence County holds an annual campaign to raise funding for twenty-four programs at seventeen local non-profit agencies. The services these programs and agencies provide are addressing some of the most-pressing needs in the community such as homelessness, hunger, abuse, emergency services, and more. This year, the United Way of Florence County set a goal of $1.2 million for the 2017-2018 “Treasure Your Community” annual campaign. At the time of this press release, the agency is still 15% short of reaching that goal.
“When we picked ‘Treasure Your Community’ for our campaign theme this year, we wanted to put the focus on how the money we raise helps positively impact our community,” said Wendy Bird, President of the United Way of Florence County. “The programs and agencies we financially support with the campaign are helping thousands and thousands of local individuals who are in need. Although we are extremely appreciative of the donations we have received so far, being short of our goal leads to less funding for those programs, and less individuals being helped.”
The non-profit agencies that receive funding from the United Way of Florence County include: American Red Cross Eastern SC Chapter; Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area; CARE House of the Pee Dee; The Chrysalis Center of Circle Park; Civil Air Patrol; Florence Area Literacy Council; Florence County Disabilities & Special Needs Board; Florence Family YMCA; Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina; Lighthouse Ministries; Mercy Medicine Free Clinic; Pee Dee Area Council Boy Scouts of America; Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault; Pee Dee Speech & Hearing Center; The Salvation Army; Senior Citizens Association in Florence County; and Youth Mentors of the Pee Dee Area.
Donations to the United Way of Florence County can be made online at www.uwflorence.org/give or mailed to the United Way’s office at 1621 West Palmetto Street in Florence, 29501. For any questions about donating or the United Way of Florence County, please call 843-662-2407. The last day to donate to the 2017-2018 “Treasure Your Community” campaign is Saturday, June 30, 2018.