United Way not quitting

By MARY BRANHAM State Journal News Editor Published:

United Way of Franklin County wrapped up its 2002 campaign Thursday, but stressed it's not too late to make cash donations.

The agency fell far below its $695,000 fund-raising goal, revealing a total of $606,801 pledged to the campaign to support 23 service agencies in Franklin County. It's also short of last year's final total of $630,000.

Executive Director Rick Pogrotsky said agencies can expect 5 to 10 percent cuts based on the tally announced Thursday. But he said there has been talk of people who want to help boost this year's final total to at least the same level as last year "so that no agency has to lose any funding.

"Our goal is to not make a significant or drastic cut to the agencies," Pogrotsky said.

He said he didn't have enough details on the potential for additional donations to elaborate.

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