The Family Support and Treatment Center and Crisis Nursery will most likely get a new home thanks to generous contributions to this year's United Way of Utah County campaign.
The United Way raised a record-breaking $1.2 million during its 1993-94 fund-raising campaign, a 21.6 percent increase from last year's campaign."We have a very good increase this year," said Bill Hulterstrom, president. "People are becoming more aware of our needs in this community, and the United Way is a good way to give."
Hulterstrom said that donations far exceeded their goal and because of that some important projects can be done.
"A portion of our monies will be designated to a very specific project - getting a new facility for the Crisis Nursery and the Family Support and Treatment Center," Hulterstrom said.
A part of the success of this year's campaign is attributed to the growth of the Summit Club, Hulterstrom said. Summit Club membership jumped by 75 people this year, to a total of 200 members. Each member gives a minimum yearly donation of $250.
"The Summit Club is a chance for us to recognize donors giving at leadership levels," Hulterstrom said. "There are many employees that realize they can do a little bit more and did do a little bit more this year."
In addition to the record amount of money raised, United Way of Utah County made other significant accomplishments in 1993 as well.
- Brigham Young University basketball fans donated more than $5,000 to aid victims of the Los Angeles earthquake in a joint project of United Way of Utah County and the American Red Cross Utah County Chapter.
- United Way's Volunteer Center answered 6,700 calls regarding volunteer opportunities in Utah County. The people who called were referred to at least one of more than 60 charities that utilize volunteers.
- United Way Transportation Services provide 70,130 rides for elderly and disabled individuals.
- United Way of Utah County responded to 7,800 information and referral calls. By answering the calls, United Way staff and volunteers helped individuals locate agencies in the community that could assist the callers.
For more information about the United Way of Utah County, call 374-2588.