United Way of Klickitat and Skamania counties has begun its year 2003-2004 fund drive.
The goal for this season's campaign is $50,000.
Donations support agencies and programs that provide services to those in immediate need or support other important human service programs.
Agencies that will receive support from United Way during the 2003-2004 year are American Red Cross, Free Toy Store, Goldendale Pregnancy Resource Center, Hospice of the Gorge, Klickitat County Senior Services, Skamania County Senior Services, Girl Scouts of the Columbia River Council, Boys Scouts Mid-Columbia District, Klickitat-Skamania Development Council (Goldendale Community Food Bank, Skamania County Food Bank, Bingen Food Bank, the Guided Path, and the Community Youth Center), Mid-Columbia Medical Center (Visiting Health Services for Klickitat County), Mid Columbia Children's Council (Head Start), New Hope Farms, Nuestra Comunidad Sana, Catholic Family & Child Services (Volunteer Chore Program), Skamania
County Pool, Stevenson United Methodist Church (Wee Care Day Care), and Columbia High School Ski Board Club (serving high school students in Columbia, Klickitat and Trout Lake schools).
During the 2002 fiscal year, about 92 percent of all dollars received by United Way of Klickitat and Skamania counties went toward the direct support of recipient agencies.
During this holiday season, join your neighbors in supporting the United Way Agency.
Direct questions or send donations to United Way of Klickitat and Skamania Counties, PO Box 1640, White Salmon, Wash. 98672-1640, or telephone 493-5033, or visit the web at www.unitedwaygorge.org.