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United Way Kicks Off 2014 Fundraising Campaign

HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) — United Way of Hampshire County has kicked off its 2014 campaign.

The theme for this year is the ‘power of community’ and they started it right with a party at the Courtyard Marriott in Hadley.

Last year, they raised $1.25 million dollars and this year they’re looking to top that number by $25,000.

“It gives us great energy to kick off, so there’s a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of people here do a lot for United Way and our community. ┬áSo it’s a great way to give mutual support as we kick off and go after this ambitious goal,” explains┬áJim Ayres, Executive Director for the United Way of Hampshire County.

The organization says they need more than just donations; they can always use volunteers too.

The United Way runs more than 30 programs in Hampshire County designed to benefit everyone from young children to the elderly.


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