By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario - The United Way of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry has extended its fundraising campaign to meet its ambitious goal of $700,001.
The United Way of Stormont , Dundas and Glengarry.
On Friday the 13th, the campaign wrapped up with a total of 94 per cent raised, leaving a gap of $42K. The remaining six per cent is expected to come pouring in later next week.
"We are extending the campaign because we are committed to our community and our goal we set out for," said Nolan Quinn, campaign chair. "As of 5 p.m. yesterday, we hit 94% leaving us with $42,000 left to raise. All of our agencies rely on our funding."
Quinn said United Way took on the ambitious goal because the need in the community is there. He stressed that every family budget is being stretched as of late, so the demand for United Way's 19 agencies continues to grow.
"There is no official deadline. We are confident that we will reach our goal in the upcoming week with the continued support of our area," he said. "The majority of calls we were making yesterday with previous donors were very positive."Quinn encourages everyone to support the United Way in their effort to help the city in a major way. For those who have already donated genrously, he is extremely grateful.
"The communities support as with everything Cornwall does was outstanding. Our community is made up of amazing people who care about their neighbours," said Quinn. "It is evident in every fundraiser."
To make a donation online or find out how you can support the United Way, visit www.unitedwaysdg.com.