United Fund sets $115K goal

Published 11:59 pm Thursday, September 17, 2009

The board of directors of Covington County United Fund have set a goal of $115,000 for the 2010 fund drive which begins next week with a strategic planning session.

CCUF vice president Dwight Mikel said the official dates for this year’s campaign are Sept. 30 to Oct. 31.

“It will be a lean budget for some of our agencies,” Mikel said. “But we’re going to work hard to conclude the drive in October so that the agencies will know what kind of funds we’ll be able to give them next year.”

The 2009 drive had a goal of $162,000, but the CCUF only collected approximately $100,000 that year.

The 2010 drive will fund the Covington County chapter of the American Red Cross; Impact of Covington County; Boy Scouts; Andalusia Ministerial Association; Girl Scouts; Covington County Adult Training Center; Covington County 4-H Clubs; Opp Meals on Wheels; Andalusia Youth Sports; Covington County Recreation Board; Opp Youth Sports; SAFE of Covington County; Muscular Dystrophy Association; Andalusia Community Christmas; Andalusia, Florala and Opp libraries; Florala EMS; Opportunity House; Crossover Ministries; Governors Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities; Sav-A-Life Pregnancy Center and the Opp Benevolence Fund.

United Fund encourages residents to contribute the equivalent of one hour’s compensation per month. Contributions can be mailed to CCUF, P.O. Box 1791, Andalusia, AL, 36421.