Editorial: United Way fund drive: Your commitment helps

The United Way of Johnson County has set an ambitious goal for this year’s fundraising campaign, and it will take an extra special local effort to attain it.

During the campaign kickoff breakfast last week, United Way leaders announced a goal of $1.48 million. This represents the highest amount in the organization’s history.

Last year’s campaign raised $1.43 million, meeting the campaign goal. But the effort topped the goal with the help of a challenge grant from the Lilly Endowment. That grant support will not be available this year, so that means every dollar needed to support local efforts will have to come from each of us.

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