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Letter to the editor

Editor, We at the United Way are extremely grateful to our Bryan County partners. Our 2014 campaign goal was $75,000, and our amazing community helped us raise a little over $80,000 to date.
Hobart historically had been the largest contributor, but unfortunately, the local plant closed prior to our kickoff, so we knew we were going to have some challenges in meeting the goal from the beginning.
We had new businesses that partnered with us this year, for whom we are extremely thankful. We also had some past loyal contributors who generously gave and helped drum up the largest amount ever raised within their organization. The Bryan County Board of Education had an overall increase in giving, through its employee-payroll campaign, of 44.03 percent, and donations totaled over $39,000, making them the largest monetary donor in the county. Each department and school engaged in “healthy competition” and came up with unique ways to raise funds and have fun at the same time. Two assistant principals at Richmond Hill High School even shaved their heads once they reached their internal goal set by their school administration and staff.  
The second-largest business contributor was Publix. Not only does Publix run an employee-payroll campaign, they also provide breads and pastries every week for distribution to low-income individuals and families. The third top contributor was Pembroke Advanced Communications. In addition to their financial support, their employees volunteer with United Way and offer valuable assistance throughout the year.
 We appreciate all of our business partners and  want to thank them for their support:
All Seasons Outdoor Power Equipment
Boost By Design
Bryan County Board of Commissioners
Bryan County Board of Education
Bryan County BoE maintenance
Bryan County BoE transportation
Bryan County Elementary School
Bryan County Middle School
Bryan County High School
Bryan County News
Cadre Consulting
City of Richmond Hill
Coastal Endodontics
First Bank of Coastal Georgia
Flanders Morrison Funeral Home
Food Lion
Galbreath & Sons Heating and Air
George Washington Carver Elementary School
Holtzman Insurance
Kelly Chiropractic
Lanier Primary School
Merle Norman Cosmetics
Mulberry Company
PAC – Pembroke Advanced Communications
Pembroke Pharmacy
Plantation Lumber & Hardware
RE/MAX Accent
Richmond Hill City Center
Richmond Hill Elementary School
Richmond Hill High School
Richmond Hill Middle School
Richmond Hill Pre-K
Richmond Hill Primary School
Richmond Hill Rotary Club
South State Bank
Southeastern Bank
Southern Image

— Kristi Cox
United Way of the Coastal Empire
Bryan County office

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