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How to help the Lubbock Area United Way address our biggest issues

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Photo provided by the Lubbock Area United Way
Volunteers play with kids during the Lubbock Area United Way's 2021 Day of Caring.

The Lubbock Area United Way is nearing the finish line of its annual campaign that helps fund services across the South Plains.

The organization works with dozens of community partners to address the area’s biggest needs. United Way’s priorities include education, safety and mental health, but other issues are also highlighted each year in the community status report.

This year’s campaign goal is $5.8 million. United Way hopes to hit that by Nov. 29. You can donate today on their website.

Amanda McAffee,vice president of community impact at the Lubbock Area United Way, recently visited the Texas Tech Public Media studio to talk more about this year’s community status report and fundraising efforts. Hear the full interview above.

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Sarah Self-Walbrick is the news director at Texas Tech Public Media, where she leads the news team and focuses on underreported stories in Lubbock. Sarah is a Lubbock native and a three-time graduate of Texas Tech University. She started her career at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.