United Way on Its Way

Meridian, Miss. The United Way of East Mississippi celebrated the first milestone of its current campaign.

The campaign thermometer was filled to the 30% mark. That's $300,000 of the chapter's $1 million goal.

Campaign officials say it's a great start.

"Things are in place for a really great year," said United Way CEO Thad Quarles. "We're excited and we are so appreciative of this wonderful community and how they respond year after year to those in great need in our community."

You may make a donation to The United Way through your employer, or visit its website and make an online donation. A link is provided below. For information, call 601-693-2732.