United Way completes fundraising season with over $2 million raised

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The United Way of the Black Hills has completed their campaign fundraising season with raising a total of $2,088,094, which is 98.87% of their set goal of $2,112,000.

The final numbers for each region in the Black Hills were:

  • Rapid City: $1,750,901, which is 97.27% of their goal.
  • Sturgis: $108,531, which is 117% of their goal.
  • Northern Hills: $135,794, which is 104% of their goal.
  • Southern Hills: $92,868, which is 104% of their goal.

“We are grateful for everyone that has supported us this year, and I’m happy to say we exceeded our goal in most communities we serve,” said United Way of the Black Hills Executive Director Jamie Toennies. “We are, first and foremost, about helping people. We care about individual lives that are changed with the help of United Way, and we care about improving the overall quality of life in the communities we serve. These funds allow us to accomplish this for our Black Hills community.”

All money raised in the annual campaign stays local and helps support over 50 nonprofit organizations in the Black Hills.

The surplus will be used to fund additional grant opportunities for nonprofits in their community in regions that exceeded their annual goal.

“These donations will be used to address the mental health, substance abuse, affordable housing, early education, abuse and neglect, financial stability, food security, and transportation needs of families living in the Black Hills,” Toennies said.

To learn more about how United Way of the Black Hills helps the local community, click here.

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