As of Monday, Dec. 23, the Seward County United Way had $120,814.52 towards its goal of $340,000, or 35 percent of its goal. This amount is based on preliminary reports from the payroll deduction campaigns as well actual gifts and individual pledges. Ryan Valencia, 2014 Drive Chair, is pictured putting the third football on the goal post sign. “We are concerned about this year’s campaign,’ Valencia said, “We’ve had several of our payroll deduction campaigns come in significantly lower than in the previous year. Normally we would be able to wrap up our campaign before the beginning of the new year but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen this year.” He added, “As people think about end of the year giving, we hope they will consider the United Way. We support 27 agencies in this community and they depend on us making our goal each year.” Checks may be mailed to Seward County United Way, PO Box 273, Liberal, KS 67905 or donations may be made via Paypal on the United Way website www.scunitedway.com. For more information about the local United Way, call 624-5400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.