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United Way Kicks Off

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It's a big goal, but there are big needs out there.

That's how the campaign chairman for the Souris Valley United Way describes the

effort to raise 775-thousand dollars this year.

The United Way campaign got going today with a special luncheon in the parking lot of Miracle Mart at Arrowhead Shopping Center.

The meal of burgers and brats was served by Enbridge, Pepsi, and the grocery store.

Campaign chairman John MacMartin says the United Way is supporting groups in three main areas - health, nutrition, and education.

And he says there are many non-profit groups in the region that will make a difference in many lives with the money raised this year.

(John MacMartin, United Way Campaign Chairman) "There's lots of organizations people can give to and we've seen that first with our flood and then disasters elsewhere. In United Way, between 97% and 98% of the money stays local and is used locally to provide local programs that benefit our residents."

You can donate to the United Way through your employer, or by contacting the Souris Valley United Way directly.

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