United Way launches 2010 campaign in Biloxi

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - By Meggan Gray – bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Live United. That's what United Way of South Mississippi is asking from everyone from now until the end of the year.

The organization launched its 2010 campaign Wednesday morning at the Hard Rock in Biloxi.  About a dozen non-profit groups who partner with United Way were there to tell people more about how they help those in need.

This year's goal is to raise $1.5 million. That money would go directly to programs that impact the income, health and education of south Mississippians.

United Way Board President, Clay Wagner said the push to raise funds is all about making this a better place to live, for all south Mississippians.

"In the times we find ourselves, there are a whole lot of people in need, and that continues to grow. And there are a lot of us in the community, like me, who are blessed to have good jobs and be productive, and this is a great way to be able to step up and help folks who are really in need in our community."

Some of the agencies that benefit from United Way include the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast, Gulf Coast Health Educators, Mercy Housing, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Moore Community House and the Gulf Coast Women's Center for Nonviolence.

If you'd like to donate or volunteer for United Way of South Mississippi, learn more by clicking here.

United Way for Jackson & George Counties will kick off its campaign Thursday, September 2nd in Pascagoula.

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