‘Get the Pack Back’ for United Way over half way to their goal

RAPID CITY S.D. – The annual United Way of the Black Hills ‘Get the Pack Back’ has raised an overall $1,135,651 out of their $ 2.2 million goal.

Groups of volunteers, donors, employees, media, and United Way of the Black Hills Agency representatives made their first big push for the annual fundraising campaign earlier today.

Throughout the morning, community representatives talked about the importance of giving to the United Way of the Black Hills. The donation of $293,338 from Black Hills Energy and their employees was the largest of the day. Scheels rode into the event on bicycles and presented a $70,000 check hitched on the back of a bicycle. The City of Rapid City made quite an appearance with a blaring police and fire truck escort and presented a check for $32,570.48 from the city employees.

“It is because of the support of our businesses and individuals in our community that we have been able to make a lasting impact for 75 years,” said United Way of the Black Hills representative Jamie Toennies.

United Way of the Black Hills members are working hard to meet the $2.2 million goal by Halloween, reaching this goal would give funding assurance to the 50 non-profit organizations supported by the local United Way.

There are several ways you can donate, visit unitedwayblackhills.org for more information. The campaign will formally end on Dec. 31..

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