This week a luncheon was held in Quitman to kickoff the United Way campaign in that area. So far, Watkins Hospital, Duke Energy and Dart Container Company have joined the campaign. Organizers are encouraging other companies in the area to do the same.
"Clarke County has a lot of good people here. With Burlington closing down, a lot of people in the county have lost their jobs and United Way can help a lot of those folks in the community," said Joe Smarro, Duke Energy.
Although the local United Way office is located in Lauderdale County, it serves residents in other counties in East Mississippi and West Alabama. This year's campaign goal is $800,000.
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To find your local United Way, visit out source: Source: http://national.unitedway.org (The United Way Web site)