All Stories of Hope

2019 Rita Harmon Volunteer Service Award Recipient Norval Pollard

By Matt Bumstead, 2014 Rita Harmon Award Recipient

Like all the previous recipients of the Rita Harmon Volunteer Service Award, this year’s honoree, Norval Pollard, has done so much to make our community a better place for all, and has done it with no expectation of praise, and certainly with no expectation of recognition like this.

2019 Point In Time Survey

United Way partnered again this year with the South Plains Homeless Consortium (SPHC) for the 2019 Point in Time Survey at the end of January. The survey helps stakeholders better understand the needs of Lubbock’s homeless population and will be used to acquire needed funding to assist homeless individuals and families in getting back on their feet.

1,600 volunteers and counting, 50 years of the Loaned Executive Program

Since 1968, generous local businesses have been "loaning" their most talented and emerging leaders to help run the Lubbock Area United Way Annual Campaign. Over the past 50 years, over 1,600 men and women have given their time and talents toward ensuring the success of the United Way Campaign. Starting out with a goal of $32,000 and not including the 2018 goal, the Loaned Executives have raised $62.6 million since 1968. That is 35% of the $176.5 million raised during those annual campaigns.