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Great River's United Way exceeds campaign goal

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - After reaching out to the community for last-minute donations, the Great Rivers United Way says it's exceeded its goal.

The non-profit has raised more than $2,056,000 which is $1,700 more than its goal.

Just two weeks ago, the organization was $136,000 short and put in a call for donations. Businesses and residents stepped up, including four people who gave a $40,000 matching grant.

The money will help 73 programs in La Crosse and surrounding areas.

The United Way says our community is always willing to help out. "If the reason is valid and the purpose is understood well, the community has always rallied around reasonable goals and reasonable fundraising which doesn't happen everywhere else, we truly live in a remarkable area," said Campaign Co-Chair John Lyche.

The campaign runs through Friday. Any extra money collected will go towards organizations that were not part of this year's campaign.


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