United Way at 16 percent of goal

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Rowan County United Way has raised about 16 percent of its $1.6 million goal in the first three weeks of its annual fundraising campaign.
Campaign Chairman Steve Fisher said more than $257,000 has already been pledged to help fund the nonprofit’s 16 agencies.
Fisher urged community members to continue to rally support for the campaign during the first report meeting today.
“Anything you can do to preach the word of the United Way we would certainly appreciate,” he said.
During the meeting, Fisher drew names for the annual car giveaway.
Carolyn Cress, Jeff Holshouser, program manger for Salisbury Parks & Recreation; and Dr. Judy Grissom, superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury School System, are the first of 12 finalists.