The fund raising campaign of United Way of Williams County is close to the halfway point.
As of Wednesday, the Bryan Times reported that the campaign stood at 44.8 percent of this year’s $320,000 goal, with $143,361 counted so far.
The money will help fund 28 local organizations, programs and agencies in the coming year, with 93 percent of donations to United Way of Williams County passed on to local agencies, and only 7 percent used for administration.
New to the local United Way this year is an effort to provide personal care items to Williams County residents.
The top five needs are bar soap, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper and toothpaste-toothbrushes.
The United Way of Williams County office is in the former New Era-ARO industrial campus at 520 W. Mulberry St.
Donation links for the local United Way are available online at www.unitedwaywc.org. Donations also may be mailed to United Way at P.O. Box 525, Bryan, OH 43506. The office may be reached by dialing 419–636-8603.