Employees of Quality Pork Processors of Austin recently held their annual fundraising drive for the United Way of Mower County, and it was announced this week that the employees raised $139,000 during the campaign.

The funds will be used for local programs relating to education, financial stability, health and other needs.  A joint press release by the United Way and QPP stated that the United Way of Mower County uses its resources to focus on those four areas because they are fundamental to well-balanced lives.

Over a five-year period, QPP employees have pledged over $639,000 to help the Mower County community.