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United Way director speaks to Optimist Club

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Pictured, from left, Jim Crowl, September speaker coordinator; United Way Director Sherry Mumford and Club President Bud Hewett. (Submitted Photo)

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Executive director of the United Way of Chaves County, Sherry Mumford, spoke to the Sunrise Optimist Club at a recent meeting. Some of the interesting facts conveyed to the club by Ms. Mumford were that this year’s fall campaign has just kicked off with a goal of $500,000.

The determination of groups who will receive funding from that campaign will happen in the spring of 2020. All the money from this campaign stays locally and is used to help many nonprofit organizations in Chaves County as it has done since 1956. Finally, many businesses and other groups in the area not only contribute money but also volunteer hours to help make positive changes.

Sherry Mumford stated, “United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of our community’s problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.” She added, “Over 14,000 of our neighbors were helped through United Way funded programs in 2018.”

Want to hear our community leaders speak? Join the Sunrise Optimist Club for a breakfast meeting any Wednesday morning, 7 a.m. at Lovelace Hospital cafeteria, or if you want to know more about the Sunrise Optimist Club itself, join us there also or contact our membership chairman, Roger K. Burnett at 420-9420.

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