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North Eddy County United Way passes halfway point of goal

The North Eddy County United Way reminds Artesia residents how close they are to their goal of $133,500 to fund 14 nonprofit groups that serve the Artesia area. (Mike Smith Photo)

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ARTESIA — The North Eddy County United Way drive is heading into the home stretch.

Those are the words of Denise McDonald, the organization’s executive director.

“Our campaign runs August through December,” she said.

She said NECUW is funding 14 agencies ranging from the Artesia Advocacy Center to the Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corp.

“Each campaign funds a different amount of agencies based on the number of agencies that apply,” she said.

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She said all agencies are nonprofit, “and these agencies dedicate their time to Artesia’s families and making Artesia a better place.”

She said a majority of the money raised stays in the Artesia area.

McDonald said the goal of this year’s campaign is $133,500. Right now, they have achieved 56 percent of that goal.

There are multiple ways to give, according to McDonald. She said people can mail contributions to P.O. Box 990, Artesia, 88211.

She said people can also give through their places of business.

“We distribute division packets to the different division leaders which take them to the businesses and they will have a blue card for each employee or corporation,” she said.

She said people can then designate what they want to contribute, “and it’s brought back in the packet.”

McDonald said the Artesia business community has stepped up to support the various agencies that serve the northern area of Eddy county.

“It’s been very good here working with all the people and the agencies,” she said.

Anyone having questions may contact McDonald at 308-8702.

General assignment reporter Mike Smith can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 307, or at sports2@rdrnews.com.

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