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Editorial: United Way helps Nobles County

Daily Globe

Now that the United Way of Nobles County is in the midst of its annual fundraising campaign — this year’s goal is $160,000 — it’s important to know some of the positives of giving to the agency.

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More than 20 local agencies will be supported by United Way of its 2014 campaign. That’s a key point. United Way, in itself, may be a worldwide entity, but that doesn’t mean that gifts given locally help organizations and people in places other than our own backyard.

What’s more, the United Way of Nobles County is comprised of a board of local volunteers who conduct the campaign, as well as decide which programs receive funding and how much. These local individuals work to make sure fundraising is done wisely and efficiently, and they are fully aware that people who give want to help as many of their neighbors as possible.

This year’s fundraising campaign began Sept. 16 and continues through Nov. 15; pledge cards should be in the hands of employees throughout the county. Additionally, the annual United Way of Nobles County telethon is slated for Nov. 6 at Worthington High School. The event offers an ideal opportunity to not just learn more about the agency, but to bid on silent auction items donated by numerous local individuals and businesses, eat good food and enjoy local entertainment.

We’re hopeful citizens will continue to show their support.