United Fund hits target

Published 5:09 pm Friday, February 1, 2013

The United Fund of Brewton and East Brewton has completed its current fundraising year and has reached its 2013 goal.
Kirk Garrett, president of the 2013 United Fund organization, said the contributions made by businesses and individuals in the community have made fundraising for the group successful this year.
“Through the generosity of the greater Brewton area community, we have reached our goal of $80,000,” Garrett said. “We will be able to support the 19 agencies in the Brewton and East Brewton area.”
The United Fund gives over 99 cents of every dollar it raises to different agencies in the area. That means the money raised here, will go back to work here in the form of services for individuals and families who live in Brewton and East Brewton.
Although the active fundraising is now complete, having reached its goal, the United Fund will still be accepting donations to be used by the agencies.
“We greatly appreciate the support of the community,” Garrett said. “All funds will be used in the local area for those in need. We are always fundraising and will continue to accept donations.”
Donations may still be made to the United Fund, in general, but the funds may be designated to one or more of the agencies.
Those 19 agencies are the Brewton Area YMCA; the American Red Cross, East Escambia County Chapter; the Girl Scouts, Deep South Council; Brewton Public Library; Brewton Parks and Recreation Department; Escambia County Mental Health Association; Boy Scouts, Gulf Coast Council; East Brewton Youth Sports; Southwest Alabama Mental Health/Mental Retardation Board; Escambia County Cooperative Library System; Alabama Cooperative Extension System; Disabled Children and Adults, Brewton Chapter; Hope Place Family Resource; Christian Community Benevolent Fund; Reach Out and Read; S.T.A.R.S.; Wheels of Wellness; Escambia County Community Enabled, Inc.; and Escambia County Regional Child Advocacy Center.