With less than a month left before its campaign closes, the United Way of Johnson County remains several thousand dollars short of its goal.
But the cost of missing the goal is far more than hurt pride. It means local organizations will not be able serve all of the people they want to.
The United Way had hoped to raise $1,488,000 during its annual fundraising campaign, which concludes with a celebration later this month. The goal is an increase of about 3.5 percent over the $1,436,000 that was raised last year, executive director Nancy Plake said.