The Times West Virginian

January 22, 2013

United Way at 92 percent of goal

By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian

PLEASANT VALLEY — The United Way of Marion County is almost home on its goal.

According to Executive Director Tiffany Samuels, the 2012-13 United Way campaign “Warm Up Marion County” is sitting at roughly 92 percent of its $455,000 goal. As of Tuesday afternoon, the campaign had raised $419,600, and campaign co-chairwoman Dr. Doreen Larson of Pierpont Community & Technical College said additional donations are already coming in.

“We’re feeling grateful,” Larson said.

Her husband and co-chairman Len Larson added, “We’re very pleased with the community.

“They’re doing everything they can to make us successful.”

A donation of $15,000 from the South Fairmont Rotary Club from the proceeds of its annual “Celebration of Lights” pushed the campaign closer to its goal.

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