United Way raises over $265,000, exceeding its goal
by David Atchison
ST. CLAIR COUNTY — The United Way exceeded its goal, raising $265,479.

Officials with United Way of Central Alabama said the St. Clair County team, consisting of 14 local community volunteers, surpassed their fund-raising goal by more than $15,000.

Local Pell City attorney Stephanie Bain led the efforts, serving at the campaign chairwoman for the second consecutive year.

“This is a wonderful and giving county,” Bain said. “It is amazing how people will open up their hearts and given when it is time to help others.”

Members of her team included Michael Barber, David Gray, Bobby Hathcock, Laurie Henderson, Carrie Leland, Randy Mason, Matthew Pope, Todd Pierce, Brian Worley, Bill Hereford, Stephanie Alexander, Camaran Williams and Cledith Fisher, who has served as the UWCA loan executive for St. Clair County since 2010.

United Way officials say that for about every $1 raised in St. Clair County, $2 comes back to the county to support United Way agencies.

United Way funds many partnerships or programs in St. Clair County, including but not limited to The American Red Cross, the Pell City Needy School Children's Fund, the Christian Love Pantry, Lakeside Hospice, The Arc of St. Clair County, The Literacy Council of Central Alabama, the St. Clair Children’s Advocacy Center, St. Clair County Day Program, the St. Clair County Department of Human Resources.

Contact David Atchison at datchison@dailyhome.com.

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