United Fund sets $120K goal

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Covington County United Fund on Wednesday kicked off its campaign to raise $120,000 for its agencies in 2015.

United Fund is committed to helping more agencies this year, United Fund drive chairman Tari McClung said.

“We have more organizations we are assisting this year,” McClung said. “We did have to make some adjustments to requests to make sure we have enough funds to meet all the requests and to leave funds for emergencies.”

Agencies receiving assistance include:

• American Red Cross, Covington County

• Boy Scouts

• Andalusia Ministerial Association

• Lucile Piece Family Literacy Center

• Covington County Imagination Library

• Covington County Adult Training Center

• Covington County 4-H Clubs

• Andalusia Community Christmas

• Youth Sports Recreation Boards (Andalusia, Covington County, and Opp)

• SAFE of Covington County, the sex and family education division of Sav-A-Life.

• Public libraries (Andalusia, Florala and Opp)

• Crossover Ministries

• Governor’s Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities

• Sav-A-Life

• Opp Benevolence Fund

• Opp Meals on Wheels

• Andalusia Adult Activity/Nutrition Center

United Fund board members distributed packages to agencies and businesses at a breakfast Wednesday morning.

“We are asking for donations to be made in October or they can make pledges to fulfill throughout the year next year,” McClung said.

United Fund asks members of the community to contribute the equivalent of one hour’s pay per month to be distributed to local charitable organizations.

United Fund board members include Alan Bracewell, Wayne Bush, Debbie Butts, Dawn Carnley, Shannon Driver, Terry Holley, Mark Ingram, Misty Jones, Judy Kelley, Wem Mellown, Denise Patterson, Michael Smithart, Mitch Thorn, Alan Thrash, Ted Watson, Amanda Wardle and Bridges Anderson.

Contributions can be mailed to United Fund at P.O. Box 1791, Andalusia, AL 36420