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.