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United Way’s Southwest Division raises more than $1.76 million

People in the Southwest Illinois Division area have once again demonstrated their generosity by raising $1,762,139 for the 2014 fund-raising campaign to help their neighbors and strengthen their community.

The Southwest Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis celebrated its campaign victory this month at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey. Campaign Chair Joann Barton announced the results.

Olin Corporation and Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery were the top two campaigns once again this year. With donations and corporate gifts combined, Olin Corp. brought in $323,000, and Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery contributed more than $200,000.

First MidAmerica Credit Union, Alton Housing Authority, Cope Plastics, First Clover Leaf Bank, The Bank of Edwardsville, and The Korte Company were all recognized for their outstanding increases this year in contributions.

The six companies brought in a total of $209,623 for this year’s campaign.

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