United Way of McPherson County recently announced it made its $250,000 goal fund-raising goal for the current campaign.

"Reaching our goal for the second year in a row exemplifies the spirit of McPherson County,” said United Way Campaign Chair Kipp Cordell. “Like the United Way of McPherson County and its agencies, the residents of the county are always ready and willing to help. Achieving this goal and being able to adequately fund our agencies is a feeling that will never get old.”

Pledges to date total $256,406.27 — just shy of the previous year’s $261,088.37 total.

“We are very grateful for McPherson County’s generosity, said United Way Executive Director Rob Mackey.

Grants to agencies will begin in mid-March.

Cordell went on to say that “If anyone is interested in learning more about what we do and becoming involved in the positive impact we are having on the county, I can assure them it would be worthy of their time to reach out to us," Cordell said.