United Way Halfway There

The United Way of East Mississippi has reached the halfway mark, but campaign chairman Bubba Hampton says the fundraising now needs to shift into high gear.

The organization set a goal of $700,000. People who are working may have contributions to United Way withheld from their pay checks.

A couple of dollars a week would add up to a gift of more than $100 in a year's time.

United Way serves agencies like the Red Cross and Salvation Army. To be involved with the United Way, call (601) 693-2732.