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Published September 14, 2011, 05:15 PM

United Way kicks off 2011 campaign

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - United Way kicked off its big 2011 campaign today.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

United Way kicked off its big 2011 campaign today. Using the theme of flight and air travel, United Way leaders arrived in flight suits to a packed Fargo Air Museum. 600 partner businesses throughout the area help make United Way every year. That means 13,000 donors make it possible to serve the 41 agencies in Fargo-Moorhead that help those in need. This year, United Way hopes to raise $5 million, to help those agencies which are seeing greater needs.

Sher Thomsen – United Way of Cass-Clay: β€œIt takes all of us working together to address the needs of our community, the 41 partner agencies that can address the needs the community has but it takes us all working together.”

Last year, United Way went over its goal and raised just over $5 million.