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United Way sets record in annual campaign

The United Way of Door County has been kept busy due to COVID-19 and the community rewarded them for their efforts. Over $750,000 was donated during their annual campaign that wrapped up officially on Thursday. Its previous high watermark for donations was approximately $563,000 and the organization has only crossed the $500,000 threshold four times in its history. United Way of Door County Board President Peter Kerwin says some donors gave multiple times during the course of the year knowing how much the funding would be needed. Even with the record giving, the United Way of Door County will not be able to fund every application request 100 percent completely due to the increased need in the area. Despite that, Kerwin knew the community would come through in a big way.

Kerwin also noted over $100,000 of the total came from new donors. Some of the funds collected by the United Way of Door County will go towards child care options across the county, HELP of Door County, and the Door County Dental Clinic.

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