Mayor Charlie Cornfield (second from left) joins volunteers from the United Way Campaign at city hall. Ron Fisher (far right) is heading up this year’s fundraising campaign.

United Way exceeds fundraising goal

Last year was exceptionally positive for the local United Way team as they established new community partnerships to help support those in need.

Last year was exceptionally positive for the local United Way team as they established new community partnerships to help support those in need.

Joining the campaign’s long list of supporters were the City of Campbell River, NVI Mining, Elk Falls Social Club and many others who helped raise significant amounts of dollars towards the campaign goal of $120,000.

“These groups were vital to meeting our goal,”  said campaign chair Jim Forsyth. “Despite the economic times, they went above and beyond to show their support for their community.”

Forsyth is passing “the torch” for this year’s campaign to Ron Fisher who works at CIBC.

“2011 will be another exciting year for us to help strengthen and build our community partnerships throughout the business community,” said Fisher. “We are very pleased to continue supporting those in need and helping local businesses and citizens connect with their community on a real level of helping one another.

“With one-in-three people being ‘touched’ by a United Way agency we are all impacted.”

The United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island utilize    s local volunteers to operate the campaign in Campbell River with all dollars raised being invested back into the  community.

“The idea behind the United Way is so simple: community helping community,” said Mayor Charlie Cornfield. “I am very pleased and thankful that city staff had the opportunity to donate and be a part of this great organization. The city’s participation is a demonstration of the greater community’s level of generosity and support for the United Way.”

The 2010 United Way Campaign raised $126,000 in Campbell River and will inveseted back into much-needed services for those in our community. United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island raised $940,000 from Ladysmith to Campbell River.