United Way of Eastern New Mexico

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico United is seeking 70-plus volunteers to hear presentations, review applications and decide how to distribute United Way donor funds. United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said the process increases accountability to United Way donors by requiring non-profits to define how donor funds will be spent and how the [...]

Man gives father gift of life

1167114132-12-24hustedtransplantweb.jpg

Travis Husted, left, and his father, Andy Husted, seated in the Husted family room, talk about the big decision for Travis Husted to donate a kidney to his dad last month. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Travis Husted has given his father more than just a kidney for Christmas. His 60-year-old [...]

11/29 Business Digest

United Way taking applications soon The United Way of Eastern New Mexico will soon begin to accept applications requesting donor funds to serve area families and individuals. According to the charitable organization, distributing donor funds is the most important function they perform. The funds will eventually serve local families, individuals or children in four priority [...]

U.S.: Generous and humanitarian country

by Mona Charen The school movie. What a glorious thing it was to a student eager to avoid real work. The lights were dimmed, and nothing was expected from us except to gaze at a screen. (Later, we understood that lazy teachers liked movies for the same reason.) But at least the films we saw [...]

United Way wants public more involed in funding choices

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Curry County United Way is changing the way it approves distribution of funds to area agencies, a move designed to get the public more involved in the funding process and make information on fund uses more available to area donors. The new process will allow the United Way [...]

Transplant process should be more open

Freedom Newspapers History was made on Oct. 20 at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver. One of Robert Smitty’s kidneys was transplanted into Bob Hickey. It wasn’t the transplant itself that was unusual, nor was it that the kidney came from a living donor; such surgeries are becoming commonplace. The unusual part of this particular [...]

Some readers would give organs for free

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about donating organs and whether participants would accept money for them. Some responses: “When I die my family knows to donate whatever I have to help someone else to survive. I don’t think anyone should except money for organ donations.” — Mearl Thomas, Clovis “I [...]