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8 Ways to Thank Frontline Workers

How will you participate in #GivingTuesdayNow?

Nurses. Doctors. Grocery store employees. Delivery drivers. Warehouse workers. First responders. Truck drivers. Cleaners. There are so many people who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. They continue to help keep our community safe and the world running. To honor and celebrate their ongoing sacrifice, let’s say thank you! 

May 5: Say Thank You

Community Partners Providing Hope in Uncertain Times

Our United Way Community Partners have shown incredible determination, persistence, and courage as they continue to serve their clients through the crisis. We wanted to highlight a few of the incredible things they've done.


The American Red Cross serving the Texas South Plains got in on the virutal education game and partnered with Lubbock ISD to host disaster preparedness trainings for children of healthcare workers attending daycare at Ramirez and Miller Elementary Schools. 

2019 Rita Harmon Volunteer Service Award, Brad & Carla Moran

By Jeff Klotzman, United Way Board Member

Like all the previous recipients of the Rita Harmon Volunteer Service Award, this year’s honorees have done a lot to make the South Plains a better place for all, and they have done so not to receive praise or any type of personal gain. They help and they give because they love West Texas and they love our community.

It was my honor to recognize my former colleague and my friends Brad and Carla Moran with this award at United Way's 2020 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition.

Many hands working together

By Robin Raney, Executive Director of Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas

There’s an old folk song by Pete Seeger that says, “One man’s hands can’t tear a prison down, two man’s hands can’t tear a prison down, but if two and two and fifty make a million – we’ll see that day come round. We’ll see that day come round.”