United Fund short of $55K goalPublished 3:40pm Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The United Fund of Atmore is making one last strong push to reach its goal for the 2014 fund raising campaign.
Bub Gideons, president of the United Fund’s 2014-15 board of directors, said that the United Fund has currently raised more than $42,000, but remains short of its $55,000 goal for the 2014 season.
Gideons explained that July 31 is the final day that donations can be received for the 2014 United Fund campaign. If enough money is not received to make the goal, then the United Fund will have to prorate its promised allocations to community organizations in the last three months of the 2014 calendar year.
The United Fund helps support many local agencies and organizations, including the American Red Cross, Atmore Public Library and local youth sports.
“We’re going to be reaching out to businesses in this next month to try and reach our goal for the year,” Gideons said. “It’s important to note that every single penny raised by the United Fund stays here in our community, helping local organizations. Nothing goes toward administrative costs or a national organization.”
Sandra Gray, vice president of the United Fund’s 2014-15 board of directors, also noted that the United Fund’s fund raising helps the entire city of Atmore.
“This money goes to organizations that help everyone in our city,” she said. “That’s why we’re going to be asking local businesses to help out any way they can, too.”
Businesses or individuals who wish to make a tax-deductible donation to the United Fund of Atmore can do so by sending it to, “United Fund of Atmore, P.O. Drawer 823, Atmore, AL 36504.”