October 17, 2019 | Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
By Sarah Self-Walbrick
The Lubbock Area United Way announced Thursday at its Mid-Campaign Report Luncheon that more than half of this year’s fundraising goal has been met.
Campaign Chair Tony Lloyd, of RE/MAX Lubbock, said $3,637,073 has been contributed to the annual campaign - 62% of this year’s goal of $5,888,669.
“We live in a great community, and I can’t say enough how thankful I am for those who have stepped up to give so far. But we still have quite a bit to do. It’s important we keep pushing to make sure all of our United Way partners can continue to provide their life-saving services,” Lloyd said in a news release.
It was announced at the August kickoff luncheon that pre-campaign efforts had raised 20% of the goal amount. This year’s goal was slightly lower than last year’s, when final totals were less than hoped for.
Money raised during the annual drive helps more than 20 partner agencies address community needs.
The final campaign report meeting will be Dec. 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.