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The United Way of the Plains has launched its annual fall campaign to raise funding for over 30 agencies that provide programs and services in the Wichita area.

The campaign began with a kickoff breakfast event at Century II.  The chairman of the campaign for 2019 is Walter Berry of the Berry Companies, and he says some companies have already started their individual fund-raising drives.   The goal for the campaign this year is $13.1 million.

Berry said there are over 80 different programs that are funded through the campaign and last year there were 137,000 people who were helped by United Way funding.  He said the United Way is constantly reviewing the needs in the community and the campaign is designed to meet those needs.

The results of the campaign will be announced in early November.