The United Way of Greater St. Louis is hoping to bring in more than 72-million dollars as part of its 2013 fundraising campaign. The overall goal was announced at the "Hollywood Premiere" kickoff event in St. Louis. Locally, the goal for the Southwest Illinois Division is set at $1.86-million.
United Way spokeswoman Natasha Sakovich says donations come in from a variety of sources.
The money raised here will serve dozens of organizations serving those in need of all ages. If you are in need of assistance from one of the many United Way funded organizations, dial 2-1-1 from any landline phone.