United Way reaches campaign goal

January 25, 2011 • Local News

From left, United Way of Chaves County Campaign Chairman Travis Hicks and Executive Director Sherry Mumford announced, Monday, that the nonprofit met its annual campaign goals. (Mark Wilson Photo)

United Way of Chaves County officials were proud to announce on Monday that the nonprofit met its $460,000 campaign goal for the year. The news was announced during the group’s annual meeting at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center.

Officials made public [auth] their hope to meet this year’s goal during a September luncheon. “It’s awesome,” said Travis Hicks, this year’s campaign chairman. “It was a huge relief (to make the goal) and has helped me get the campaign in perspective,” he said.

“It takes a lot of people really working hard to put that together.” The agency’s newest executive director, Sherry Mumford, said she was especially excited about the news, considering how local agencies are continually forced to absorb funding cuts.

“I’m really excited and relieved because a lot of our agencies have received cuts from state funding,” Mumford said. “So, we’ll get to continue services for those who need it.” City officials who attended the meeting agreed on the level of importance the nonprofit plays in the community. “United Way plays such a significant part in the quality of life in Roswell,” said Mayor Del Jurney.

“It’s a great program.” Its local partner agencies include the American Red Cross, Assurance Home, Boy Scouts – Conquistador Council, Boys & Girls Club of Roswell Inc., Chaves County CASA, Chaves County J.O.Y. Centers, Chaves County RSVP, Esperanza House, Family Resource and Referral, Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest, GRADS, Roswell Literacy Council, Roswell Refuge for Battered Adults and The Salvation Army.

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