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The Suburbanite
  • Proof again that Stark Countians care

  • The issue: 2011 United Way campaign


    Our view: Donations topping $7 million goal show neighbors look out for each other

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  • The issue: 2011 United Way campaign
    Our view: Donations topping $7 million goal show neighbors look out for each other
    If there were a hall of fame for neighbors who look out for each other, donors to United Way of Greater Stark County surely would be in it. The latest evidence came at the end of this year’s fundraising campaign.
    The $7 million goal was ambitious, but the people who set it understood just how much can be accomplished because of Stark Countians’ generosity. The goal was topped by nearly $1,300, campaign leaders announced Thursday.
    This success even as Stark County’s economy struggles to get back on its feet is a vote of confidence in the United Way organization. More important, it is proof — as if we needed more proof — of how much Stark Countians care about lifting up their neighbors in need.
    When you see a United Way campaign up close, as many of us at The Repository did this year because it was led by Publisher Kevin Kampman and his wife, Deborah, you appreciate even more the energy and commitment that dozens of local volunteers put into the fundraising effort. This year’s drive was marked by exceptional results in the Massillon and Alliance areas, among others.
    Like campaign chairmen before them, the Kampmans are grateful for the support shown to them by the campaign workers, donors and United Way staff. What they’ve seen over the past few weeks of fundraising is a true reflection of the generosity and compassion of the people of Stark County.

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