United Way thanks its donors

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The United Way took time Thursday to give thanks to its donors – companies and volunteers who helped raise millions of dollars for its 2013 campaign.

The organization announced it was able to raise more than $29 million. That’s more than 2012.

The efforts come with the help of more than 30,000 donors.

Money goes back to the community to help fund a number of programs and projects.

“Our community has a great history of working together to solve problems and bring about better outcome, and is very vital to community work,” said Ed Rivera, president of United Way Central New Mexico.

Companies which raised more than $1 million were honored Thursday including Sandia National Labs, Intel, Presbyterian Health Plan and the University of New Mexico/UNM Hospital.