United Way hopes to raise $1.7 million in 2021

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Campaign Chair Vicky Ducharme (right) with Pat and her daughter Tracey. Pat and Tracey attend several activities at the United Way funded Opening Doors program in North Lambton.

The United Way in Sarnia-Lambton is hoping to match its 2020 fundraising goal this year.

The organization which raises money and funds other charities in the community has set a target of $1.7 million for the coming campaign. It starts in September.

“COVID-19 has left lasting change in our community, and it can’t be ignored,” said volunteer campaign chair, Vicky Ducharme in a news release. “New needs in Sarnia-Lambton have emerged and United Way is ready to raise money to help the most vulnerable so that no one is left behind.”

The United Way provides funding in three areas, help people out of poverty, investments in children and connecting people to health supports.

This is the second year the United Way has set the target at $1.7 million. In 2019, it was $1.9 million.