This afternoon the United Way of Southern Kentucky held their regional campaign kick-off at the National Corvette Museum.
People who were at the luncheon heard statistics from last year.
The United Way Partner Agencies provided more than 56,000 services this year, including providing food to the hungry, shelters for domestic violence victims and child care.
"United Way is the way to give one time and help so many different people across so many different areas. That's why it's important that we have this kind of meeting today, and we raise the kind of money that we talk about. Several agencies benefit from the money that will be raised by the people behind me today," said Steve Thurmond, the executive director for the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, who emceed the event.
The luncheon ended with an announcement about the United Way's goal for the 2013-2014 year -- to raise $1,900,000 which would be a 7.5% increase from this past year.