United Way Kicks Off Campaign In Knoxville

Knoxville (WVLT) - Knox County government employees are thinking big.

The kickoff for the annual United Way campaign took place in Knoxville Thursday.

This year's goal is to raise $12.8 (M) million, which is a few percentage points higher from last years goal.

Ben Sharbel, a project analyst with the Knox County government says this year, they've got a special entity on board, "For the first time the first year ever, the sheriff's office is involved in Knox County's campaign, so our contribution to the United Way and community health charities and community shares and the American Cancer Society should go up significantly and we are very proud of that."

Sharbel says that giving back, is a way for people to really make a difference that the government just can't always do.

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