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Live United Campaign Kicks Off

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties team up with more than 200 community leaders to kick off its 2012 Live United campaign.

It began with a breakfast at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick Wednesday morning to discuss the communities growing needs.

The Live United campaign will help fund priority areas of need for United Way to focus on education, health, safety and self sufficiency.

United Way President and CEO, Beverly Weber says, "We talked a lot about our two initiatives, Our Baby's Can't Wait and Prepared by 20.  There were folks who shared what mentoring has done for them and their lives.  And the importance of getting our kids off to a good start, making sure they get through school successfully."

Weber says folks are just one life event away from needing the help of a United Way service.

United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties fund 22 organizations that provide 38 programs in the community from delivered meals for the elderly to bullying prevention.

You too can be a part of the 2012 Live United campaign by donating funds, advocating, or volunteering.

For more information about United Way, visit www.unitedway-bfco  or call (509) 783-4102