Standing on the freshly poured foundation for Habitat for Humanity’s next home in the 700 block of E. Polk Street, volunteers learned that the Lamar County United Way’s 2023 fundraising campaign has reached 60% of its goal: to date 346,323 US dollars were pledged from the target of 575,000 dollars.

Habitat for Humanity is one of 19 nonprofits supported by the United Way and is giving $20,000 to the agency, which builds homes for the underprivileged.