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Julie Gibson, left, and Ginny Bush of North Eddy County United Way (NECUW), pictured holding the check, pose with representatives of Devon Energy following the company’s donation of $10,000 in funds to the organization. Devon staff are, from left, field land supervisor Jeff Walla, operations superintendent Kenny Kidd, EHS supervisor Montral Walker, technical services superintendent Mark Smith, regulatory compliance professional Jerry Fanning, and accounts payable supervisor Michael Wittmayer. (Courtesy Photo)

Devon Energy recently made donations totaling $30,000 to area United Way organizations.

Devon donated $10,000 each to the North Eddy County United Way (NECUW), the United Way of Carlsbad & South Eddy County, and the United Way of Lea County. The company has been long-time partners with these organizations and continues to support them through donations and employee-volunteer efforts each year.

“We’re very appreciative of all the incredible work these United Way organizations do for the area,” said Dan Werner, senior operations superintendent for Devon. “We continually strive to strengthen the communities where our employees live and work. Supporting the United Way’s mission to serve the members of these communities is the perfect way to help provide a better future for every citizen.”

United Way supports the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and others.

“It’s a big help with the 14 agencies that we support,” said NECUW Executive Director Denise MacDonald, stating Devon’s donation has put the organization at around 60 percent of its 2018 campaign goal of $133,500.

Anyone wishing to donate to the NECUW may visit artesia.wix.com/necuw or call 308-2702.