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United Way of the Lowcountry surpasses goal

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

For the first time in seven years, the United Way of the Lowcountry has met and exceeded its fund-raising goal.

As of Friday afternoon, funding for the non-profit organization was more than $2.3 million. Organizers say a donor contributed more than enough money to bring them past their goal.

The campaign kicked off in September. It was a close race up until the last minute.

"We also raised more money than we raised last year and that came from both the residential community and the business community. So I think it speaks to the optimism, the hope and the generosity that people have for making a community a better place," said Chris McCorkendale, board chair of United Way of the Lowcountry.

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