After two years of cutbacks, United Way of Orange County announced Tuesday there would be no reductions in its allocations to charitable agencies next year.
"We stopped the two-year downslide. There will be no cuts to agency budgets in 1988," David W. Carroll, Pacific Bell vice president and general United Way campaign chairman, said at a news conference in Garden Grove. The campaign's 1987 goal of $17.4 million in contributions most likely will be reached, Carroll said. As of Tuesday, $16.7 million had been pledged.
Carroll said the Los Angeles and Orange County United Way campaigns overlap, seeking contributions from some of the same employers, especially near the county line.
United Way of Orange County severed joint fund-raising projects with the Los Angeles group after a controversy over loans made to five employees of the Los Angeles agency in 1985.