Darke County United Way received a big check Monday from the employees of Greenville’s Whirlpool Plant.

Whirlpool workers raised $400,033.88 to help United Way’s 24 participating agencies, representing about 80 percent of the $500,000 United Way is seeking to raise for 2018.

“This is a significant part of the campaign for this year,” said Jim Atchley, Darke County United Way Campaign Chair. “We’re very thankful and appreciative of all their support.”

Whirlpool Campaign Coordinator and Employee Sherry Smith headed up the company’s fundraising efforts.

“It took all of us together to raise this money,” she said. “It’s not one person that raised this money. We all did it together. I’m proud of Whirlpool.”

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