The charitable organization gives away coats collected by a young girl in Indiana every year. This year, they had more than four thousand coats to distribute.
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.
Major Keath Biggers says 171 volunteers have signed up to stand with the kettles. That’s less than half the number that signed up by this time last year.