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United Way kicks off campaign

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Power Rangers converged at the Savannah Civic Center on Wednesday afternoon to kick off the United Way of the Coastal Empire's fund-raising campaign. 

Power Rangers is the theme this year. The kickoff officially marks the beginning of United Way's fund-raising efforts in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. 

Gregg Schroeder, the President of the United Way, explained all of the money raised will stay within the community.

"The needs are really greater than ever right now. We've got over 60 different agencies that we fund with this money. About 120 programs, and the need is really pretty desperate this year so we are going the best we can, we've got a record breaking attendance today, I think that has helped," Schroeder said.

Last year, the United Way raised more than $8.9 million.

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