ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — The United Way of Greater St. Louis announced it has already exceeded its goal this year of 71-million dollars. The not-for-profit has raised some 27,000 dollars more than the goal. It’s the most ever raised by the organization.

The thanks goes out to thousands of people from across the region who came together during the past few months. Because of this generosity, United Way of Greater St. Louis will be able to invest more than $1 million each week in quality non profits in 2012 to help one in three local people.

More than 90 cents of every dollar United Way raises goes into this community to provide services that help seniors have a place to call home, give parents a safe place to for their children to go after school, offer families a place to get food and much more.

United Way funds more than 170 health and human service agencies located throughout a 16-county area in Missouri and Illinois. One in three people in our community receive services that strengthen families, help the elderly, keep children healthy and safe, and build stronger neighborhoods. For more information, contact 314-421-0700 or visit


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