The United Way has put the wraps on its 2019 campaign, having raised $1.44 million.

2019 campaign co-chairs from Advanced Realty Solutions. Photo credit: Greg Hetherington.

The touchdown event at the Links of Kent this morning was delayed because of a power outage.

The goal for this year – $1.5 million, and while the total is slightly lower, officials say they left no stone unturned and the funds raised will do a lot of good in supporting thousands of residents across the municipality.

“The funds that have been raised will be applied directly to addressing #UNIGNORABLE issues in our community,” Says Steve Pratt, CEO of United Way of Chatham-Kent. “This is one heck of a lot of money that is going to do one heck of a lot of good; and I’m very proud and thankful of the team at Advanced Realty who stepped up in a huge way to lead this year’s campaign.”

Officials say the funds raised during the campaign will be distributed almost immediately to ensure that everyone has access to the programs and services they need.

One in four people in Chatham-Kent rely on the programs and services provided by the United Way.