Last Modified: Thursday, August 09, 2012 6:29 PM
The United Way of Southwest Louisiana has raised 15 percent, or $610,000, of its $4 million goal for 2012, said campaign chairman Patricia Prebula.
At the annual campaign kickoff celebration Wednesday at the Civic Center, Prebula said that being involved in the United Way campaign is important to her because of the effects the group’s affiliated agencies have on people here.
“United Way of Southwest Louisiana is very unique. No other charity organization in the region provides as many services to as many people who need it the most,” she said.
“It is the most organized, efficient and accountable system for investing in our community. United Way is made up of 35 agencies and 56 programs with more than 2,000 volunteers touching more than 100,000 lives.”
Prebula said the building blocks of United Way for its community are identified as “ensuring everyone receives a good education, achieves financial stability and has good health.”
The 2012 campaign includes more than 35 “Pacesetter” companies that have already completed their campaigns. There are more than 50 “Corporate Cornerstone” companies which help underwrite the campaign, dues and administrative costs of United Way of Southwest Louisiana.