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United Way halfway to goal

United Way Ottawa marked the halfway point in its community campaign yesterday, having raised just more than 50 per cent of its $33.1-million goal.

“We’ve raised $16.7 million,” said 2010 campaign chair Cassie Doyle, who is senior adviser to the Privy Council Office.

“The community has stepped up, no question … I think we’re on track. I’m feeling pretty confident that we’ll make target.”

Doyle said the United Way is “well-aligned with how people are feeling in Ottawa.”

“The community spoke on Monday in favour of a significant change in the municipal election, and the campaign is about making change happen,” she said.

There’s still lots of work to be done before the campaign ends in December, she said.

“The second half of the campaign is always more challenging,” she said.

“It’s challenging to keep the momentum going.”

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