United Way of Elkhart County Reaches Campaign Goal

The United Way of Elkhart County has reached its goal this year by raising enough to help one out of four residents, officials announced on Tuesday.

The agency recently concluded its workplace campaign and raised nearly $2 million to support working families in the areas of health, education and financial stability.

Though the amount surpassed last year’s by about $70,000, Ashley Bowen, director of development, said the agency changed the focus of its campaign goal to emphasize only the number of lives  touched rather than a financial number.