United Way at 50% of goal

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -
For the past several months, the United Way of East Mississippi has been busy working on its fundraising campaign, 'Red, White and You'.

The fundraising goal is now at the halfway point. United Way is continuing to reach out to the community to go for the gold and light the torch.

United Way partners with seventeen local agencies to provide programs that impact the community.

"We are doing everything we can to get to that goal because there are a lot of folks that are depending upon that," said Jim Wink, CEO of United Way of East Mississippi. "So I hope the next time I sit down with you in celebration and we can see that torch being lit."

The fundraising goal for 2017 is set at $1 million. If you would like to donate to the United Way, you may contact the agency at 601-483-2732.