United Way of Mesa County is kicking off it’s community campaign now that pacesetter companies have pledged their fund raised totals.
According to United Way officials, Mesa County companies raise funds each year that are critical in supporting areas of health and wellness. 
Officials say without the pacemakers’ large support, they would not be helping the 47 non-profits that they do today.
“Every year we start off our campaign with some dedicated workplace campaigns, about 25 of them this year,” says Honora Swanson Bober, the marketing manager for United Way of Mesa County. “They do kind of a quite fundraising within their own companies, then they present us with their results.”
“We feel that generosity inspires hope and so we want everyone in the valley to feel hopeful and supported,” says April Joyner with Hopewest, one of the United Way pacesetters.
This year, pacemakers have raised more than 360 thousand dollars, and United Way has an overall goal of 1 million dollars.