Lubbock Area United Way contributions at $5.3M for the 2020 campaign

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LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from the Lubbock Area United Way:

During its virtual 2020 Campaign Celebration, Lubbock Area United Way announced that the community has contributed $5,318,237 to the Annual Campaign. Campaign Chair AJ Martinez stated that these gifts put United Way 93.1 percent toward the 2020 goal.  United Way will continue the campaign and announce the final results at its Annual Meeting in January.

“I want to recognize the faith and hope that went into every penny given so far and the hard work of all of our volunteers. I also want to recognize the thousands of people who have given during these uncertain times,” Martinez told the online crowd, adding, “We are not through yet. We are committed to the work of our Community Partners and to our South Plains communities, and we’re going to keep working alongside you to reach the goal.”

United Way Board Chair Jon Stephens recognized the medical community and their ongoing efforts to fight the virus and keep people healthy. He also acknowledged the many on the South Plains suffering due to COVID-19 and its effects while reaffirming United Way’s commitment to its mission of Giving  People  Hope.

In addition, Martinez recognized all volunteers who have worked on the 2020 Annual Campaign, including the 47 volunteers participating in the Loaned Executive Program who represent 41 local companies.

Individuals or businesses wanting to support the campaign may call 806.747.2711 or go to for information on how to make a contribution.

Donations given through the Annual Campaign go toward the work of United Way and its Community Partners who work daily in South Plains communities to assist people with needs such as affordable child care, crisis situations, character development, adult literacy, job training, and youth mentoring. A complete list of the Community Partners and the services they provide can be found online at

Since 1946, Lubbock Area United Way has worked to address the root issues of the most significant challenges facing our South Plains communities to create lasting, positive change. The keys to United Way’s success are its long-term partnerships with its Community Partner agencies and involvement with various local coalitions. More about Lubbock Area United Way can be learned at

(News release from the Lubbock Area United Way) continues ongoing coverage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it impacts Lubbock, the South Plains region, Texas and the U.S.

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