United Way in the home stretch of campaign extension

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United Way of SD and G campaign chair Nolan Quinn.

CORNWALL, Ontario - While the United Way of SD and G has officially closed it 2013 fundraising campaign, behind the scenes volunteers are still hard at work scrambling for last-minute dollars.

Nolan Quinn, the campaign chair, said in an interview the agency has edged up to 95 per cent of its $700,001 goal, or about $665,000.

He said calls are being placed this week to what he referred to as "big players" - local families with deep pockets who might be willing to help out.

"There's still a sense of urgency out there," said Quinn, who marked the official end to the campaign last Friday when the charity sat at 92 per cent of its goal.

A pair of events this Friday, including an ugly sweater promotion downtown and a fundraiser at Viscount Alexander Public School, are likely to mark the end of the campaign extension, when Quinn is hopeful the agency will be over the top.

Organizations: United Way, Viscount Alexander Public School

Geographic location: Ontario

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