United Way drive tops 37% of goal


The Ochiltree United Way 2021 fund drive, now in its second week, has reached 37% of its $90,000 goal. As of Friday, the campaign had received $33,030 in donations.

Two new 100% Companies were also added, bringing the total to four. New on the list are Perryton National Bank and Perryton Realty. Already on the list are United Supermarket and Valero Terminating and Distribution.

The general and farm and ranch divisions got on the board this week.

The farm and ranch division, with a goal of $9,000, has raised $1,650 so far, or 18%.

The general division has raised $865, which is 12% of its $7,000 goal.

Also increasing its total was the professional division. It has received $6,361 in contributions, 24% of its $26,000 goal.

The commercial division is doing well. It has reached 69% of its $18,000 goal, with $12,534 in donations.

The oil and gas division has also come out strong, with $11,520 in contributions, 54% of its $21,000 goal.

The non-profit division, with a $9,000 goal, has raised $100, which is 1%.

United Way member agencies and their 2021 allocations are Perryton Activity Center, $20,800; Panhandle Crisis Center, $16,800; Big Brothers Big Sisters, $12,000; Texas Panhandle Centers, $3,900; ASC Industries-Perryton Satellite Center, $3,900; Boy Scouts, $3,900; Girl Scouts, $1,500; Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), $2,700; Salvation Army, $1,500; Ochiltree County Senior Citizens Association, $2,000; and The Bridge, $2,000. Of the $90,000 goal,

78% is allocated directly to member agencies. The rest, $19,000 is budgeted for administrative expenses.

Fund drive chairman is Bryce Hale, with the slogan, “United Now More Than Ever.”