Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

UNITED WAY IN NEED OF DONATIONS TO MAINTAIN PROGRAMS AND GRANTS

United Way of Eastern NM depends on the generosity of local individuals and businesses to provide grants to local non-profits, assist residents in connecting with community resources, and tackling community challenges. Fundraising efforts in the last two years have not returned to pre-pandemic levels leaving United Way in a delicate position.

So far United Way ENM has pledges and gifts totaling $280,000, which is $240,000 from what is needed to maintain services and grants throughout 2023. Board members and staff are reaching out to invite community members that believe in the work of United Way to contribute this year.

Those wishing to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need are urged to donate as soon as they can. For information call UWENM 575-769-2103.

For more information or to learn more about how to get involved, call 211 or email staff@unitedwayenm.org.

United Way of Eastern New Mexico is a local non-profit organization that serves Curry, Roosevelt, and Quay Counties (just added Quay in 2021). Our Mission is to unite neighbors and change lives in Curry, Roosevelt & Quay Counties by seeking partners who give, advocate, and volunteer to benefit our local community–especially through work that promotes child- wellbeing and youth success. We depend on local donors (individuals and businesses) to support our work. Our work impacts the community in 3 ways: Grants to vital agencies; Connecting and mobilizing our community; and direct services.

First: UWENM gives Grants to local agencies that meet the needs of local people everyday. Through our support of these agencies UWENM is fighting hunger; stopping sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence; providing decent, affordable housing, serving our elderly & disabled, and empowering our youth.

Second: UWENM connects our community in two key ways—211 Information & Referral Helpline and our Volunteer Action Center.

*UWENM is a 2-1-1 call center for our area, answering approximately 2,000 calls each year from people seeking help with their challenges. Some of the top request include: food, housing, bill paying assistance, transportation, and health/mental health care. Our 211 Associates listen to the needs and refer callers to local resources when those resources are available.

Third: UWENM has numerous projects where our volunteers and staff provide Direct Service to community members. Promoting Youth Success and Child-wellbeing. Eastern NM statistics–30% of kids under 18 live in poverty/ 70% of local students eligible for reduce and free lunch.

For more information, visit: www.unitedwayenm.org

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