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United Way campaign raising $5 million

FORT WAYNE – For the second consecutive year, the United Way of Allen County is projected to raise more than $5 million during its community campaign.

The results of its annual fundraising effort were announced by officials during a celebration breakfast at the Grand Wayne Center this morning.

More than 250 workplaces and 12,000 donors contributed to the United Way’s campaign, which is designed to support community outcomes in the areas of education, income, health and basic needs.

“More important than the total dollars raised through the Community Campaign is the work being done as a result,” Campaign Chair Chris Sosebee said in a statement.

“We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when everyone has access to proper health care, and basic needs are met,” the statement read.

Money given to the United Way is raised through workplaces, corporate gifts, individual donations and gifts from foundations and trusts.

Some workplace campaigns are still running and individuals are still making contributions, according to United Way officials.

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