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Friday, December 4, 2020
  The blessings of friendship have been keenly felt in 2020. UWENM could only have made it through these past eight months with the help of our friends-board members, volunteers, and even interns!   From the beginning of the pandemic we were blessed by the help from all quarters!    Our Board of Directors was so supportive and ready to respond:...
Friday, December 4, 2020
  $550K in donations is what is needed to make possible the grants, programs and services of UWENM for 2021. Due to the highly disruptive 2020, we may not achieve that level this year. With so many families struggling and so many people feeling overwhelmed and anxious for the future, it has been a tough year for giving. We are anticipating a 25%...
Friday, December 4, 2020
  2020 began with an amazing addition to UWENM's focus on #YouthSUCCESS, when we became a Dolly Parton Imagination Library affiliate for Roosevelt and DeBaca Counties. Allowing children under 5 in those counties to receive FREE monthly books -just for them- for the first time. Currently 422 kiddos are getting these precious gifts every month. ...
Friday, December 4, 2020
  The pandemic changed our 211 and Volunteer Center services here at United Way ENM, as well. On March 13th we began working remotely and meeting our clients' needs in an accelerated way. When the first lockdown happened the Food Bank became our #1 organization needing volunteers. It was gratifying to see how VolunteerENM.org came through in the...
Friday, December 4, 2020
UWENM's Partner Agencies have kept the home fires burning for families across our area during this pandemic and economic downturn: going virtual, doing drive-thru distributions, and doubling the help that is available. We are so proud for the opportunity to support their work. Food Bank of ENM met the pandemic challenges head-on: expanding...
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Feeding families in the local area is something that many organizations in the local area have always done and continue to do so despite the challenges of a pandemic. One such organization is the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico who has been feeding families in the local areas for more than 20 years. In recently speaking with Dianna Sprague,...