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United Way creates fund


April 22, 2020

CLOVIS — With the help of a pair of local sponsors, the United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s board of directors has created a COVID-19 recovery fund for Curry and Roosevelt counties.

The fund has started with $15,000 in donations — $10,000 from New Mexico Bank and Trust and $5,000 from Pattern Energy — and is accepting individual donations online and by mail.

The dollars will help the United Way support partner agencies challenged by the pandemic, directly assist elderly and disabled residents and families affected by layoffs and aid in community response.

“During this time, we have been connecting people with local resources through 211, assisting low-income families and the newly unemployed with rent and utility assistance, supporting our partner agencies as they adapt to the rapidly changing situation, and calling on our community to volunteer to help meet critical needs,” said Erinn Burch, executive director of UWENM. “This fund will help us do significantly more.”

Board President Misty Bertrand thanked the donating companies, and encouraged residents to call 211 to learn more about community resources.

Donations can be made online at or by checks mailed to United Way at PO Box 806, Clovis, NM 88101 with “Covid” in the memo line.

Information: 575-769-2103


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