SHAMOKIN - The Lower Anthracite Region United Way (LARUW)'s annual campaign will end Saturday with an official total of $43,352.39.

LARUW expressed appreciation to small businesses, corporations and individuals for their generous donations. They are PPL Corporation and PPL employees, Susquehanna Bank and Susquehanna Bank employees, Weis Markets, Wal-Mart, IBM, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, The News-Item, Geisinger employees, Penndel Containers, Boyer's Food Market in Mount Carmel, Farrow's Funeral Home, Aqua PA, UGI Utilities Inc. employees, VNA Health Systems, Sunbury Motors, Eyesense, The Medicine Shoppe, Coal Township commissioners, State Farm Insurance Agency, Roadarmel Springer LLC, Nationwide, Union National Bank of Mount Carmel, Olvany Insurance, Verizon and Wells Fargo.

The United Way organization also expressed gratitude for residents for their support of the campaign.

LARUW serves part of Northumberland County, including Shamokin, Coal Township, Elysburg, Mount Carmel, Kulpmont, Paxinos and the Trevorton area.

All campaign funds are donated to charitable organizations in the Lower Anthracite region. Currently, the 10 member agencies that LARUW designates its funds to are Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Central Susquehanna Sight Services, Manna for the Many, American Red Cross, Northumberland County ARC, Girls Scouts of America, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Avenues and the VNA.

The United Way office is at 2 E. Arch St., on the second floor of the Northumberland County Career and Arts Center.