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Funding snag – Deadlines extended

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Local United Ways in North Carolina say their annual fundraising campaigns are falling short, and some affiliates are extending their campaigns, according to news reports.

The Triangle United Way has raised $14 million and will extend its campaign by three weeks, until Dec. 13, to try to reach its $26 million goal, The News & Observer in Raleigh reported Nov. 9.

In the Triad, the United Way of Greater High Point has reached 70 percent of its $4.7 million goal just days before its Nov. 15 deadline and expects to be $500,000 short, The Business Journal reported Nov. 9.

The Journal also reported that the United Way of Greater Greensboro has reached 44 percent of its $15.15 million goal, with one week remaining, and the United Way of Forsyth County raised 58 percent of its $17.5 million goal.

United Ways in Charlotte and Gastonia also have extended their campaigns, The News & Observer reported.

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