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United Way nears $6-million goal

After raising an astonishing $5.5 million, the United Way of Greater Victoria is hoping the public can rally one last time to help reach the charity's fundraising goal.

The annual campaign still needs another $445,000 for various non-profit organizations that support vulnerable people in the Capital Region.

Shelters, mental health workers and people with disabilities all depend on the funding each year.

"The organizations that we fund depend on us to keep their programs and services moving forward to address the root causes of social issues in our region,” said Linda Hughes, CEO of United Way.

To donate before the extended Jan. 31 deadline, visit uwgv.ca or call 250-385-6708.

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