TERRE HAUTE -- The United Way of the Wabash Valley announced its campaign goal for the upcoming year recently.
The 2009 campaign goal was announced by Gary Morris and Marla DeHart-Flowers, United Way Campaign Co-Chairs, at the organization's 2009 Pilot Campaign Companies press conference Wednesday, which was hosted by Eli Lilly and Company.
The organization said it plans to raise $1.8 million to provide funding for programs of its partner agencies.
"The opportunity to return as Campaign Co-Chairs has energized us to make this year's campaign even more successful," Morris said. "The United Way has become a part of our everyday lives."
The United Way Pilot Campaign will continue until Sept. 4. On that date, the results of the campaign will be announced and the fall campaign will kick off.
The 2009 United Way Campaign Kickoff will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Clabber Girl Marketplace.
The 26 United Way Pilot Campaign companies include AP&S Clinic, Aisin Brake and Chassis, Ampacet, Bemis Company, City of Terre Haute, Clabber Girl, Forrest Sherer Insurance, Hamilton Center, Macy's, Morris Plan, Novelis Corporation, Old National Bank, Columbian Home Products, Danisco USA, Duke Energy, Eli Lilly and Company, Fifth Third Bank, First Financial Bank, Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos and Newlin, PolyOne, Regions Bank, Riddell National Bank, Sony DADC, Terre Haute Savings Bank, Union Hospital and United Way of the Wabash Valley.
"We are very grateful for the support of our 26 Pilot Companies," United Way Executive Director Troy Fears said. "Their partnership demonstrates how they are truly invested in our community and the United Way of the Wabash Valley."