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United Way Exceeds Goal
Friday, 13 November 2009

November 13--  Despite high unemployment and rough economic times, citizens in the area opened their wallets and strongly supported this year's United Way campaign for social service agencies in Toombs, Montgomery and Wheeler counties.  The campaign exceeded its goal of $510,000 by $21,638.


United Way Executive Director Patricia Dixon says the campaign was $90,000 short Monday morning but she had faith God would provide in time for the Victory Luncheon Thursday at Chatter's in Lyons.  "The money just started rolling in," she says.

Campaign Chairman Tim Truxel says he was confident the people in this area would come through to help others.

"It says the people here are giving and they believe in what the Bible says that we have an obligation to help those less fortunate.  People here not only believe that, but they live it everyday.  I've seen it over and over again in the short time I've lived here and it makes me proud to be part of this community," he says.


Truxel set an aggressive goal for the campaign this year and promised at the kickoff to don a Superman outfit when the campaign workers met the goal.  He kept his promise at the victory celebration.

(From the Editor: Thanks to Kathy Bradford at The Advance for the pics and for noting we published the wrong photo in our first edition of this story.  We apologize.)



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