Donations To Metro United Way Increase

The Metro United Way’s 2010 fundraising campaign is on track to top last year’s efforts.

By this time last year, the organization had brought in 24.5 million dollars. So far, 24.8 million dollars has been raised for the current campaign. Spokesperson Mark Zanni says at this pace, the United Way could surpass the 27.1 million dollars raised in total last year.

“If that’s the case, that will be a tremendous achievement and it would reverse the trend of the last couple years where we have seen less amounts raised each year,” he says.

Zanni says the need was too great for the United Way to set a goal for this year’s campaign. Instead, he says donors were asked to make larger contributions than they have in previous years.