Nov. 1, 2022: UWNNM Executive Director Monica Griego accepts a $25,000 donation from N3B President and General Manager Kim Lebak and Vice President and Executive Director Joe Legare. Courtesy/UWNNM
United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) received a generous donation of $25,000 from N3B, Tuesday, Nov. 1 in front of the Los Alamos Post Office.
N3B is the federal contractor that conducts legacy environmental cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office.
“N3B addresses the environmental legacy of historical operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory — investigating and remediating contamination — to protect future generations.”
“We are pleased to use our Community Commitment funds to donate to UWNNM, whose core mission to advocate for people in Rio Arriba and Los Alamos counties, we greatly admire and relate to.” N3B Vice President and Executive Officer Joe Legare said.
Together, N3B and UWNNM took photos in front of the United Way thermometer for the Community Action Fund. United Way of Northern New Mexico was founded in 1954 and has raised funds for local communities ever since. This thermometer has been displayed around Los Alamos for decades, and this year has been upgraded to a standing thermometer with sand, donated by Hand Precision Machining, Inc. after years of being a cardboard or plastic sign.
UWNNM’s goal to raise $500,000 for next year’s nonprofit grantees has been largely contrived by the generous donations from companies around Los Alamos, such as N3B, and has reached more than $430,000 thus far. As UWNNM continues to raise funds in efforts to reach half a million dollars by Jan. 1, they ask that anyone interested in donating or becoming a nonprofit grantee visit UnitedWayNNM.org.
Grant requests are being accepted until Dec. 1. Donations are always accepted and appreciated.
Nov. 11, 2012: Campaign Co-Chairs Wendy Schmidt, left, and Gene Schmidt join UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega in raising the Community Action Fund thermometer to nearly $300,000 Friday in front of the Los Alamos Post Office on Central Ave. Courtesy/UWNNM
Sept. 18, 2014: Kristy Ortega accepts SOC contribution to the Community Action Fund from Jack Killeen and Liddy Martinez. Courtesy/UWNNM
Nov. 15, 2017: UWNNM fundraising thermometer in front of Zia Credit Union. Courtesy/UWNNM