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With finale on Wednesday, United Way campaign at 98 percent of goal

SALISBURY — With just a few more days to go, the Rowan County United Way campaign is currently at 97.8 percent of its $1.5 million goal. Coming down the final stretch, a few more divisions have met their goal, giving the campaign a boost in this final week.

The Rowan County United Way will have its finale on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at noon at the Hurley Family YMCA at 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W.

Penny Greer-Link, chair of the campaign, stated, “We are approaching the end of the campaign and we need everyone’s help to meet our goal. If you have not made a pledge or contributed yet, there is still time. Three percent may not sound like much, but it is very hard to get in the door with so little time. We appreciate everyone who has already given their money and their time to support the campaign.”

The amount raised will be announced at the finale along with the car winner. Ben Mynatt Nissan, Cloninger Ford Toyota, Gerry Wood Auto Group and Team Chevrolet Cadillac made it possible for one lucky donor to win a brand new car.

Rowan County United Way supports 16 agencies. American Red Cross, The Arc Rowan, Boy Scouts, Communities in Schools, Families First, Family Crisis, Literacy Council, Meals on Wheels, Rescue Squad, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, Salvation Army, Smart Start Rowan, Trinity Living Center, Vocational Opportunities, YMCA and Youth Services Bureau. These agencies provided services to over 71,000 Rowan County residents in 2016.

If you would like to donate, you may call 704-633-1802 or go online to www.rowanunitedway.org. The United Way office is located at 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd W.

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