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UNITED WAY SETS RECORD IN UTAH COUNTY

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Hard-working volunteers and generous contributors helped the United Way of Utah County raise a record $890,400 during the 1989-90 campaign, according to Neil Bullock, departing chairman of the executive board.

"Our outlook for 1989 was optimistic and our horizons broad, as we challenged ourselves to a goal of $855,000. The campaign raised a record $890,400, which represents an 18.72 percent increase over 1988," Bullock said. "A $105,000 increase - that's a record campaign for our community."Referring to campaign chairman William L. "Andy" Anderson, director Bill Hulterstrom and others on the board, Bullock noted, "It's great to work with leaders who really know how to lead."

Bullock presented the annual report at a buffet dinner at the Excelsior Hotel. Ralph Nelson, chairman of the executive board, said that although many wonderful things have been done to help citizens, there are still many areas being neglected.

"Our local human-care systems are stretched to their limits," he said. "Many existing needs such as family counseling and emerging needs like latchkey children are currently not being addressed. There simply are not enough resources available."

The United Way agencies specialize in many areas, including family violence, illiteracy and substance abuse. During the past year, United Way allocation volunteers realized that more help was needed for abusive family situations. In response to their recommendations, the Family Support Center and Parents United were merged into a stronger, more viable agency, officials said.