clear
Tuesday July 28th, 2015 4:31AM

United Way of Hall County at 49 percent of goal

By Katie B. Davis Sports Director
GAINESVILLE - This year's United Way campaign in Hall County has reached the halfway point, and officials say they are at 49 percent of the $1.8 million goal.

They report that both the Gainesville City and Hall County school systems are showing 100-percent participation from their schools and have raised over $100,000. The top fundraising school is C.W. Davis Middle School pledging $5,237 - an 18-percent increase over last year. Gainesville High School was not far behind - raising $5,139 - a 14-percent increase.

While final results won't be known in until Mid-December, Publix Super Markets, the agency's top contributor, has reported an increase in employee giving.

Campaign Chair Philip Wilheit, Jr. is encouraged by the results so far and is thankful for the hard work of everyone involved in the campaign.

"We know that this is a difficult fundraising year and our cabinet is diligently working to identify new campaign opportunities in the community," Wilheit said.

Through the efforts of the cabinet six new companies have hosted a campaign so far this year.

"We are at the peak of campaign with payroll deduction campaigns wrapping up in December. We are anxiously awaiting their results," he continued.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
House, Senate on collision course in highway debate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway legislation. But House Republicans declared...
12:46AM ( 3 hours ago )
White County detainee walks away from work detail
Numerous law enforcement agencies are working to help locate a White County detainee who walked away from a work detail at the White County Courthouse Monday afternoon.
By Dean Dyer
8:56PM ( 7 hours ago )
Authorities seize crystal meth worth nearly $33,000
Authorities made four arrests and seized 11.5 ounces of crystal methamphetamine in a four-agency drug trafficking investigation spanning two states.
7:02PM ( 9 hours ago )
Hall Co School Board approves construction at East Hall, looks at AP scores
The Hall County School Board approved a SPLOST IV request and talked Advanced Placement scores at their board meeting Monday night.
6:31PM ( 10 hours ago )
VIDEO: Man on the Street: Did last week's theater shooting change your opinion on going to the movies?
For this week's Man on the Street feature, WDUN's Russell Brown asked North Georgia residents if last week's Louisiana theater shooting would impact the way they go see movies.
4:33PM ( 11 hours ago )