4/9/2017 4:24:00 PM Jennings County United Way drive hits 2016-17 fund raising mark
North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun
Jennings County United Way's 2016-17 fund-raising drive is history.
It's a highly positive mark in the nonprofit organization's 54-year history, too, in the opinion of Kendall Wildey and other United Way volunteers. For the second year in a row under Wildey's guidance, the fundraising drive met its goal, something that hadn't been accomplished during several recent years because of lingering effects from a national recession and local economic downturn.
Through pledges funded through payroll deductions and donations - from individuals, families, businesses and other organizations - the effort that began last fall ended last week with a total exactly right at $180,000, the mark set by Wildey.
"I'm super excited for the Jennings County community and its citizens for reaching this year's goal," said Wildey, who chaired the campaign for the second year. "The United Way will be able to help people of all ages due to the generosity of those who have contributed.