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The campaign kickoff, scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, will bring together the people who help raise that money. But the event will be more than a plea for donations, says LISC spokeswoman Wendy Hirsch: "It's a way to recognize all the donors and other people and groups that make the program possible."

Money from LISC has helped build more than 1,400 housing units, two child-care centers and more than 70,000 square feet of commercial space, Hirsch says. It has helped such neighborhoods as Church Hill, Highland Park and Oregon Hill.

James E. Ukrop, who has been involved with LISC since its launch in Richmond, is serving as the campaign general vice-chair of the program.

"For me, LISC is an organization that provides light at the end of the tunnel," says Ukrop, chairman of Ukrop's Super Markets and First Market Bank. "I became a firm believer in what LISC was doing and saw how it really makes a difference in people's lives. It gives hope to people without it."

—Sarah Williams

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