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  • United Way at 22% of $600K campaign goal

  • With less than a few months to go, the United Way of Tuscarawas County needs help meeting its goal this year. The organization which serves 19 local health and human services programs locally, has reached only 22 percent of its goal so far, according to Robin Waltz, the community resources coordinator for United Way.
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  • With less than a few months to go, the United Way of Tuscarawas County needs help meeting its goal this year.
    The organization which serves 19 local health and human services programs locally, has reached only 22 percent of its goal so far, according to Robin Waltz, the community resources coordinator for United Way.
    Waltz said United Way is trying to reach its goal of $600,000, up last year from $565,000. Ninety-nine percent of the donations stay in Tuscarawas County and support several local agencies.
    "Right now we're kind of in the heat of the campaign," she said.
    The funding goes toward agencies that include the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Harbor House, Personal & Family Counseling Services of Tuscarawas Valley, Salvation Army, Society for Equal Access, Independent Living Center, Tuscarawas Clinic for Working Uninsured, Tuscarawas County Council for Church and Community and the YMCA. It also assists: Arthritis Foundation, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, Goodwill Industries, Kidney Foundation, Preparation for Adult Living (PAL Mission), Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
    "We've added another one there this year — Mobile Meals of Dover/New Philadelphia," Waltz said.
    While Waltz said the campaign seems as though it has been slow moving, she said the local chapter has added fundraisers that haven't been tallied yet. The new fundraisers included Drive 4 UR Community, which was hosted by Parkway Ford Lincoln, and the Live United, Give United community drive involving local stores, restaurants and coffee shops accepting donations for the cause.
    Waltz also said the United Way Rock-N-Run was very successful this year.
    "In previous years,. we had raised around $7,000," she said. "This year it was closer to $12,000."
    She is asking that more donations be given. Last year, 114 women and children were served at the Harbor House domestic violence shelter, 266 children participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters and 73 families were helped after a disaster through the American Red Cross.
    To donate, checks can be sent to 1458 Fifth Street NW P.O. Box 525 New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or go online at www.tuscunitedway.org.
    Reach Meghan at 330-364-8419 or meghan.millea@timesreporter.com
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