The United Way of the Black Hills raises funds to support 52 local non-profit agencies across KOTA Territory.
was "Blitz Day," the first big push for donations in the 2013
businesses presented large checks to the drive, and local media was on hand to
promote the cause.
21 percent of people in the Black Hills live
below the poverty level. To help, the
of the Black Hills has more than 500
volunteers, and typically receives donations from 11,000 people.
in it. I think it's the right thing to do. It's another way for me to give back
to the community," said Mike Maltaverne, Rapid City Fire Chief.
"As of 8:30 (Thursday)
morning, we have already raised $700,000. So we are so excited because we know
how badly those dollars are needed in our community," said Renee Parker, Executive
Director of the United Way
of the Black Hills.
This year's overall goal is 2,228,000 dollars. The campaign runs through the end of the year.