Tue. May 21st, 2024


In 2017, United Way lost a dedicated staff member-Patricia Bazar. Patricia gave of herself to many organizations and causes and it is that willingness to GIVE BACK, not to ONE favorite cause but to the COMMUNITY at large that UWENM wants to memorialize.

Inspired by her generous spirit, the United Way Board of Directors decided to create the “Patricia Bazar- Community Volunteer of the Year Award” to recognize the service of individuals who broadly volunteer across our community.

UWENM is seeking nominees for the Patricia Bazar Volunteer of the Year Award. Individuals from Curry and Roosevelt Counties who give of themselves and their time to multiple organizations and causes across the community are the perfect candidates to be put forward for this award.

Applications will be accepted through April 9th with the award to be presented on Friday April 23, 2021 in conjunction with United Way ENM’s Neighbors In Action-National Volunteer Week Award ceremony. In addition to the recognition of their selflessness, United Way of Eastern NM will make a $500 donation to the local charity of the recipient’s choice in their honor.

“Patricia was an amazing individual with a heart of gold and a compassion to serve her community selflessly. Not only was she a friend to myself, but to so many others in our local communities,” Casey Peacock, Volunteer Action Center Coordinator with United Way of Eastern New Mexico shared. “Patricia worked tirelessly to put the needs of others above herself and that is just a part of the wonderful legacy she left behind.”

Nomination form for the Patricia Bazar Volunteer of the Year Award may be found by visiting www.unitedwayenm.org. For further details, contact Casey Peacock at 575-769-2103.

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