The United Way of Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo is still confident they can hit its community campaign goal.
The campaign is ending on November 17 and, so far, they’ve collected around $4 million of their $5 million ask.
The funds will be used to help cover their 27 member agencies, including Girls Inc of Northern Alberta, the Centre of Hope, Local HERO Foundation, and the Salvation Army.
Campaign Chair Ken Sandmoen tells Mix News, like past years, they plan on fundraising even after their deadline hits.
“This year we’re going to promote it a little more to make sure everybody is aware that, absolutely, any fundraising that will happen between now and the end of the year will count towards this campaign.”
The United Way has already been told some workplaces plan on fundraising until the end of the year.
Sandmoen says they were hoping to be a bit closer to their goal by this time.
“We’re always hoping to be a little further along at this point but we’re happy with where we’ve got to – we’ve seen a lot of excitement, a lot of engagement within this community in both business, the private sector, and individuals donating this year.”
He adds their still hopeful they can reach the goal.
Donations can be made in person to the United Way or through their website.