FLASH MOB HITS THE STREETS OF MARION COUNTY
Times are tough for a county with a 14 percent unemployment rate.
That's why community services agencies say getting the community to offer a helping hand is more important than ever. United Way of Marion County is set on doing just that.
The organization kicked off it's 2010 "Flash Mob" campaign today. Hundreds of volunteers throughout the county joined forces to bring awareness to this year's fundraiser.
Marion County United Way President, Maureen Quinlan is excited about this year's campaign. "It's really not just about the money and asking for donations, it's giving people an opportunity to get involved in addressing the most critical needs in the community. And it's also educating the people about what United Way is all about and the work we're doing in Marion County," she said.
The organization's goal this year is to raise two million dollars. They have already raised 20 percent.
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