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McLean Co United Way drive 75% to goal

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:41:53 CST
By: Willis Kern

McLean Co United Way drive 75% to goal Organizers of this year's McLean County United Way drive are pleased 75% of the $4,350,000 goal has been reached. Campaign chair Barb Baurer with Country Financial says they're cautiously optimistic the final tally can be reached but she says it will require a complete community effort. Baurer says donors can now contribute online and prizes will be awarded to some contributors. She says the prizes are more a reward than an incentive.

"If you donate $10 or more online, you get entered into a giveaway for the Bloomington Blaze. We have everything from skybox tickets for a game in January. Also a chance to get out on the ice at intermission and then also some general admission tickets."

So far, the campaign launched in late August has netted $3,249,691. Baurer says some companies are still wrapping up their annual campaigns. Baurer says making a donation to United Way in someone's name is a great holiday gift. The United Way funds 66 human service programs and initiatives in McLean County.

To make an online donation to the McLean County United Way, visit the campaign website.


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