United Way reaches goal with late push

Freedom Newspapers

Eleventh-hour gifts by Eastern New Mexico University staff members and an anonymous couple have helped the local United Way achieve this year’s $482,005 fund-raising goal.

The donations bring the overall total received to exactly 100 percent of the goal. In Curry County $421,950 of the $412,005 goal or 102 percent has been attained. Roosevelt County collected $60,055 of its $70,000 goal for 86 percent.

United Way volunteers and board of directors will determine how raised funds will be distributed to local human-service programs over the next few weeks. Allocations will go to programs that serve the community in four priority areas: strengthening youth and families, helping individuals stay self-sufficient, aiding in crisis intervention, and putting citizens back to work