New fundraiser helps nonprofits

ATLANTA (AP) -- While the bulk of metro Atlanta nonprofits are seeing more requests for help with everything from food to shelter, less than a quarter are able to meet the increased demand.

United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta surveyed more than 240 of its community partners.

More than half say they've made cuts on things like office supplies and reduced services and staff.

But president Milton Little Jr. Tuesday said the increase from both traditional and new clients is still squeezing groups.

United Way is responding with a new fundraising effort to help with emergency needs. The money raised will be immediately injected in community partners working to help people with basic necessities such as food, shelter and utilities.


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