United Way Makes Strides in Annual Drive
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Officials with the United Way of Mesa County say they're exactly where they want to be during this year's annual drive.
During the organizations "Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fundraising Drive," officials announced that employees from 34 local companies raised an estimated $450,133 during their Pacesetter phase.
These companies generally contribute 40 to 45 percent of the overall campaign.
“I think just in general that this community is so giving and so aware of the community needs around us,” said Jerome Gonzales, of the United Way of Mesa County. “Everyone steps up every year in all kinds of capacities, including the United Way campaign and thank you to the community for all that they do to support this and all of the other events.”
The money raised so far represents 41 percent of United Way of Mesa County’s $1.1 million goal.
Over the past 50 years, the community has raised more than $26 million for mesa county programs through united way.