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Hobbs employees donate $53K from paychecks to United Way campaign

Hobbs employees donate $53K from paychecks to United Way campaign

Employees of the City of Hobbs contributed a combined $52,824.50 out of their own paychecks to support a fundraising campaign by the United Way of Lea County, which is $3,000 more than last year’s effort.

Those funds will go to support 22 nonprofits serving Lea County residents, according to the City of Hobbs.

City employees joined representatives of United Way of Lea County for a check presentation at the City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 20.

The program is a win for the community, and also for employees who participate. As part of the program, employees receive one extra vacation day for donating one hour of pay from every other paycheck to support the United Way’s fundraising campaign. Separately, city employees support the United Way year-round as volunteers.

“Many employees’ generosity (who are not photographed) went into this effort, and we cannot thank them for their hearts and efforts enough,” city officials said.

United Way is still in the middle of its fundraising campaign, during which it aims to raise $1.2 million for nonprofits. United Way President and CEO Becca Titus said Monday the organization had raised about 83 percent of that goal.

Those interested in supporting the effort can contact unitedwayofleacounty.org, (575)397-2203, or on its social media platforms.

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