The United Way of Central Minnesota only needs $166,000 more in order to reach their campaign goal by June 30th. So far, the organization has raised 3.5 million dollars.

Marketing Manager Jessica Johnson says events like last week's "Live United" community partnership awards ceremony, held in St. Cloud, demonstrate that there are enough committed individuals in the area to help meet the goal.

The goal of $3,660,000 represents a 5% increase over last year's goal due to increasing need for services in the St. Cloud area.