This week, we completed the distribution of the net proceeds from the Pearland Veterans Day Walk by presenting checks to two local Pearland, TX, organizations.
VFW Post 7109 received a total of $2,130 to support their efforts to become a more integral part of the Pearland community. Extra thanks to Jonathan, Maegan and many others who provided the BBQ lunch for the Veterans Day walkers!
We also presented $1,600 to Dawn Lawless and the team at Counseling Connections for Change, a nonprofit counseling center in Pearland. They will use the money to continue their community educations programs. Last year, they provided suicide prevention workshops for Pearland schools. Thanks for Dawn, Pam and Charlotte for help with this year’s walk.
These two distributions, along with the $1,500 in materials purchased for patients at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center, compete the disbursement of the net proceeds from the 2015 Pearland Veterans Day Walk, which received $6,000 in event sponsorships from local businesses and individuals.
We extend our thanks to the walkers, donors and sponsors, including MHI Compressor Corporation, Marvin Monk, the City of Pearland, Pearland City Councilman Tony Carbone, Pearland City Councilman Derrick Reed, Pearland City Councilman Gary Moore, Pearland City Councilman Keith Ordeneaux, Pearland City Councilman Greg Hill, Cooling Tower Depot, H-E-B, Glen & Linda Rider, Pearland Democrats, Nancy Kozanecki, The Ivy District, David L. Smith Realty/The Legacy Group, Stacy Adams, Buck Stevens, Matt Sebesta, Gringo’s Tex-Mex, and Mike’s Tri City Icehouse. We also thank the Kolache Shoppe and Maine-ly Sandwiches for providing snacks for our volunteers and exhibitors. A full recap of the walk can be found here.
We are already starting to plan the 2016 walk. If you are interested in helping, please contact Leo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603 801-5662.