United Way Of Rutherford and Cannon Counties Projects $2.9 million in fundraising.

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties announced during a press conference Thursday that it is within reach of its $3 million fundraising
goal for 2011 and appealed to the public for help closing the gap before
the end of the year.
Board Chairman Andrew Oppmann stated that “projections and estimates
reflect that the campaign efforts are expected to conclude at a little
more than $2.9 million, less than $100,000 away from reaching the $3
million goal sought for years to help our communities meet their needs.”
 A $2.9 million campaign would be historic – the highest campaign total to
date in the local United Way’s 56 years of existence.
 The United Way’s campaign thermometer increased from 38 percent last week
to 63.7 this week, directly linked to several key campaigns that
concluded and recently submitted their totals to United way.
One of those campaigns was General Mills, led by incoming United Way board
chairman Pat Murphy. General Mills concluded its campaign with a
record-setting $670,000 – a 13 percent increase over its record total last
year of $585,000.
 United Way’s Board of Directors committed to raising another $20,000
toward the gap that has been projected.
 Donations may be received online at www.uwrutherford.org, via phone at
(615) 893-7303 or in person on the second floor of the FirstBank Building
at 615 Memorial Boulevard.