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United Way of Greater Niagara reduces goal

WHEATFIELD – The United Way of Greater Niagara on Monday announced a goal of $1,205,000 for this year’s fund drive, a reduction of $70,000 from the goal it sought the last two years. The campaign will last through the end of November.

This is the second time in the last three years that the goal has been trimmed; it was $1.31 million in 2012. United Way President Carol G. Houwaart-Diez said, “The needs of our community are as great as ever. At the same we need to be cognizant of the pressures and straining facing employers and individuals from across the area. We take an objective look at every factor when determining our campaign goal.”

The United Way provides funds for 44 programs that operate in Niagara County, with education, health and income support being the main categories. “With a stronger emphasis on measurable results, we ask for your support to help make Niagara County a better place today and tomorrow,” said Sheriff James R. Voutour, chairman of the United Way board of directors.