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United Way hits $400,000 goal for new offices

The United Way has reached its $400,000 fundraising goal to pay for the purchase and remodeling of the former American Red Cross property at 60 Hawthorne St., the agency announced in a Monday press release.

United Way moved its offices from East McAndrews Street into the renovated building last spring.

“We celebrate the completion of the first capital campaign by the United Way of Jackson County, which provided the dollars to purchase and repurpose the buildings. We thank those who contributed money, in-kind contributions and volunteer labor to make this possible,” said Bill Thorndike Jr., volunteer chair, in the release.

Harry & David Corporation put United Way over the top, according to the release, though it did not give a dollar amount.

United Way of Jackson County is focused on education, income, health and transportation. A formal dedication of the building will occur in September, the release said.