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United Way of Broome County raises more than $1.8 million, surpassing goal

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(WBNG) -- The United Way of Broome County announced it has surpassed its 2019-2020 Annual Community Campaign goal.

The organization says it raised more than $1,818,000. The money will go to assist 34 local non-profits and help with 51 projects that support the community's needs.

In June, the United Way announced the Safety Net Challenge. Through a $25,000 sponsorship of the challenge committed by IBM Endicott, all donations made in the month of June were matched dollar-for-dollar through the generosity of various entities.

“Our community rallied together to not only meet, but exceed the bold $1,818,000 campaign goal," says United Way of Broome County Executive Director LoriAnne Welch.

"It’s truly because of our committed volunteers and the support of the community that we are able to affect change with these dollars raised. We are so thankful for everyone who participated in making a difference," she said.

United Way Campaign Chair and National Pipes & Plastic President Dave Culbertson says its been "an honor to serve" the community.

"We would like to thank all individuals, foundations, corporate partners, and philanthropists who continued to invest in this place we all call home," he said.

The United Way says the COVID-19 pandemic was one of the challenges it faced when raising the funds.

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