United Fund makes 2010 goal
Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 12, 2009
Covington County’s United Fund 2010 drive has exceeded its fund-raising goal.
CCUF vice president Dwight Mikel said the drive has received contributions and pledges totaling $119,120, exceeding its goal by more than $4,000.
“Thank you, Covington County, for a job well done,” Mikel said.
“The Covington County United Fund is first and foremost a community-driven organization,” he said. “We support agencies that provide essential services to our area’s most vulnerable populations. We fund relief to victims of disaster; aid to indigent transients; hot meals to home-bound individuals; needy families with food and clothing; shelter for battered women and children; crisis pregnancy center; and funds to aid in both the mind and body of our youth.”
The organization’s mission is to help people, he said.
“That mission has, if anything, become even more critical in the current economy,” he said. “We want to assure our donors that dollars raised here will stay here. We will continue to fund local agencies that in turn support neighbors in need. We want to remind everyone that, ‘their gift goes far, but not far away.’”
Agencies funded for 2010 and the amounts they will receive include:
Sav-A-Life — $4,500
Opportunity House — $4,500
Girl Scouts — $3,600
Cub Scouts Red Level — $500
Meals on Wheels — $1,800
Covington County Recreation Board — $6,888
Governor’s Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities — $4,500
Community Christmas — $2,160
Boy Scouts Troop/Pack 46 — $5,040
Covington County 4-H Clubs — $6,750
Covington County Adult Training Center — $4,500
Opp Public Library — $1,800
Crossover Ministries — $4,500
Andalusia Public Library — $2,700
SAFE of Covington County — $2,500
Andalusia Ministerial Association — $1,260
Impact of Covington County — $4,800
Florala EMS — $2,500
Muscular Dystrophy Association — $2,000
American Red Cross — $16,000
Andalusia Youth Sports — $9,941
Opp Youth Sports — $5,740
Opp Benevolence — $3,150
Florala Public Library — $900
The United Fund board also set aside administrative costs estimated at 7 percent, including accounting fees, printing, advertising, postage and supplies.
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.