MEDFORD, Ore. — Thanks to the support from the community, a local non-profit has reached a million dollar fundraising goal ahead of schedule. The United Way of Jackson County announced it has raised more than one million dollars as of this week.
The money goes to help dozens of programs across the Rogue Valley, which help people dealing with domestic violence, disabilities, and addiction. The organization’s campaign chair said the generous support will allow them to exceed their fundraising goals this year.
“I think that it says a lot about this community,” says Campaign Chair Tim Clayton. “I’ve been involved with United Way here locally for about 15 years, and year in and year out you see this community step up in an amazing way to help our friends and neighbors.”
The United Way says 70% of the money it raised came through individual donations.