This week the The San Angelo Health Foundation announced awards totaling $313,300 to six area non-profit organizations. The San Angelo Health Foundation’s mission statement is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of the Concho Valley.
Hospice of San Angelo was awarded $32,500 for field computers and software licenses. Begun in 1985, the hospice provides medical care and physical, emotional and spiritual support for terminally ill patients, their families and children.
James Phillips Williams Memorial Foundation was awarded $5,000 to bring a noted authority on dyslexia, Dr. Reid Lyons, to speak as part of a conference planned for next fall. The JPW Learning Center provides alternative educational instruction for children and adults with dyslexia and other learning differences. Their programs include teacher training and development, therapy, parent support and education.
Placid Community Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $69,000 for a replacement brush fire truck. The department serves the northeast section of McCulloch County including Brady, Lohn, Richland Springs, Elm Grove and Winchell.
Samaritan Pastoral Counseling Center was awarded $50,000 to provide client assistance funds and a clinical director. Since 1976 Samaritan Pastoral Counseling Center has offered professional mental health counseling on a sliding scale for individuals and families based on income.
The city of San Angelo Recreation Department was reaffirmed $131,800 to provide lighting for the public tennis courts to be built near the Glenn Middle School campus on Jackson Street. Phase I of the Community Tennis Complex will provide eight courts in a facility for children, adults and families to participate in organized and recreational play.
West Central Texas Specialty Feeding Team was awarded $25,000 for capital equipment. As many as 130 local volunteers organize during disasters to provide specialized hot meals. The purchase of equipment will enable the volunteers to establish a local specialty feeding unit to respond to tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and other situations that may require evacuation of large numbers of people.