The keynote featured a conversation with Anna Babin, CEO of United Way of Greater Houston. Babin shared about Hurricane Harvey, the continued recovery efforts, and the impact United Ways across the globe make daily in their communities.
Money raised during the Annual Campaign is invested in the Lubbock area through United Way’s Community Partners. These agencies work year-round to address issues in the community by making positive changes in people’s lives.
Lloyd asked the audience to consider why they support United Way and communities on the South Plains, challenging them to, “Ask yourself that question and carry it with you during the coming months. Share that why with the people you work with, with your friends, with your family … all of those whys out there in our community – we can work to answer those whys and give hope to more than 120,000 people across the South Plains.”
Lubbock Association of Realtors President Vanessa Dirks with RE/MAX of Lubbock announced that the Lubbock realtors kicked off their campaign early and to date have raised $86,494.
JumpStart Division Chair Kelsey Johnson with the YWCA of Lubbock announced the results of six local businesses that ran their United Way workplace campaigns before the start of the campaign.
JumpStart Company Results:
Citibus $ 56,000
PlainsCapital Bank $ 90,267
City Bank $ 125,461
United Supermarkets $ 377,780
Covenant Health $ 441,555
The Real Estate and JumpStart Divisions combined total is $1,208,701 representing 20.5% of the overall goal raised prior to the official start of the campaign.
About Lubbock Area United Way
Lubbock Area United Way funds programs at 23 local Community Partner Agencies. These programs work daily to assist people in Lubbock and surrounding communities with needs such as affordable quality childcare, parenting education, crisis situations, adult literacy, job training, and youth mentoring.
United Way Community Partners:
American Red Cross Serving the South Plains
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock
Boy Scouts of America, South Plains Council
CASA of the South Plains
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Lubbock
Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains
Communities in Schools on the South Plains
Early Learning Centers of Lubbock
Family Counseling Services
Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas
Guadalupe-Parkway Neighborhood Centers
Legal Aid Society of Lubbock
Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic
The Parenting Cottage
Voice of Hope
Volunteer Center of Lubbock
Women’s Protective Services
YWCA of Lubbock