Goodyear-Lawton associates conclude successful United Way campaign

  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company conducted a successful fundraising campaign for the United Way of Southwest Oklahoma.

Associates at the Goodyear-Lawton plant recently completed their annual United Way campaign with a total of $466,366.13 pledged in support of the local United Way agencies.

“We are very pleased that our plant team came forward to contribute this amount to United Way,” said Manufacturing Director Lester Brooks.

“I am proud of our associates,” he said. “We conducted our campaign last fall in the face of a pandemic and after our associates had returned from furloughs a few months earlier. Their contributions are a testimony to their continued interest in supporting our local community even though – and especially when – times are difficult.”

Since the Goodyear plant was constructed in the late 1970s, plant associates have contributed more than $19 million to the local United Way.

“Goodyear-Lawton has been a critical partner of ours for decades. We rely heavily on their commitment to our community and they continue to amaze us with their fundraising efforts each year,” said Lauren Ellis, president and CEO of the United Way of Southwest Oklahoma.

“This year presented unprecedented challenges, yet our friends at Goodyear continued to make our campaign (and community) a priority. The needs are greater than ever, and thanks to our generous Goodyear donors we will be better positioned to support our local nonprofit partners.

“We appreciate Goodyear’s support and commitment to helping us achieve our mission, and we are extremely grateful for their support and partnership.”

Jimmy Cagle is communications manager for The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Lawton.