United Fund meets $80K goal
Published 4:27 pm Tuesday, January 6, 2015
In three short months, the Brewton United Fund has met its $80,000 goal.
Kirk Garrett, UF chairman, shared the news Tuesday.
“We have met our goal thanks to the generous support of the many donors in the Brewton area,” Garrett said. “Without the generosity of the members of our community, the many agencies we support would not be able to accomplish their goals and assist those in need throughout our community.”
Some 19 organizations that provide services to individuals and families who live in Brewton and East Brewton will benefit from the drive and include: the Brewton Area YMCA, American Red Cross, Girl Scouts-Deep South Chapter, Brewton Public Library, The Yancey Jernigan Foundation, Boy Scouts-Gulf Coast Council, East Brewton Youth Sports, Southwest Alabama Behavioral Health Care Systems, 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 Alabama, Strategies To Achieve Reading Success (S.T.A.R.S), Wheels of Wellness, Brewton Parks and Recreational Department, and the Escambia County Regional Child Advocacy Center.
The United Fund gives over 98 cents of every dollar it raises to the 19 member agencies.
Contributions are accepted year-around, and may be mailed to: United Fund of Brewton and East Brewton, P.O. Box 34, Brewton, AL, 36427, Garrett said.