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United Way prepares to kick off campaign

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United Way of Bartholomew County will launch its 2014 campaign with a call for donations — of time and effort.

The nonprofit organization would like to recruit more than 500 volunteers for its kickoff Sept. 11, known in the nonprofit world as the National Day of Service and Remembrance. United Way leaders say volunteers often become money in the bank for its 26 agencies supporting more than 30 programs.

"People tend to more strongly support what they've actually put their hands on," said United Way President Mark Stewart. "We have found that the more they know about United Way, the more they have an appreciation for our work."

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