The Southwest Illinois Division of The United Way of Greater St. Louis has set its fundraising goal for the 2016 campaign.  The charity is hoping to raise $1.79-million before it wraps up in early November.  This goal is slightly higher than last year's goal of $1.6-million.

United Way spokesman Erin Smith tells The Big Z she believes this is an attainable mark.

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The Southwest Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis serves Madison, Macoupin, Jersey, Greene and Calhoun counties, and helped more than 180,000 people last year. Thirty-eight health and human service organizations are supported by the Southwest Illinois Division’s annual fundraising campaign.

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