9/11 hits United Way

MORRISVILLE, N.C.—The Triangle United Way will cut funding to 80 member agency by 25 percent because so many donors to its campaign last year earmarked gifts to the American Red Cross and other New York charities providing relief to victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, The News and Observer reported April 12.

The annual campaign raised more than $26 million but, after counting all Sept. 11 pledges and administrative expenses, the campaign netted only $8.6 million for the United Way’s 2002-03 budget, or $2.8 million less than a year ago, The N&O said.

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