JEFFERSON CITY - United Way of Central Missouri announced Thursday it exceeded its campaign goal.
The organization's goal was to raise at least $1.7 million. It's projected total came to $1,731,843.
"I'm always just blown away by how generous our community is," Andy Fechtel, United Way Campaign Co-Chair said. "They went above and beyond the call. They gave us more than enough to meet the need of our agencies next year and we'll definitely pump that extra money."
The money was raised through different events such as a beer school, radiothons and its "24 Hours of Giving," where volunteers stayed up for 24 hours collecting change.
The money will go to several community organizations ranging from health centers, counseling centers and after-school programs.
The United Way spends three months collecting money for the campaign. Next year's campaign will start around August.