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United Way celebrates another successful year

Raised $4.312 million in 2017

MONROE, La. - (3/6/18) Leaders with the United Way of northeast Louisiana gathered this morning to celebrate another successful fundraising season.

The United Way raised over $4,312,000.00 in 2017, the largest amount raised in the organization's history.

The non-profit helps fund emergency programs which provide education, health and emergency funding services to the area.

2017 Campagn Chair James W. Moore, III InterMountain Hotels, opened with an update of the 2017 Community Listening Tour, during which United Way employees and volunteers captured aspirations people have for our community.

During the Listening Tour, launched in February 2017, over 75 conversations were held for over 560 participants in 5 parishes over 27 cities.

The feedback recorded during these conversations have helped shape United Way's strategic direction for the next 7 years as part of United Way's 2018-2025 Impact Goals, presented at Celebrating Excellence by Dr. Ron Berry, Dean of the College of business and Social Services, University of Louisiana Monroe, and immediate past Chair of the United Way of Northeast Louisiana Board of Directors.

These goals include helping 2,025 struggling families become more financially stable and engaging 70,000 Northeast Louisianians to help build a stronger, more inclusive community, among others.

United Way of Northeast Louisiana fights for the education, financial stability, and health of every person in the community. For more information visit www.unitedwaynela.org/liveunited

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