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Habitat for Humanity Midland

Hometown Highlight: Midland Habitat for Humanity

Affordable housing has always been a challenging issue in West Texas. And in 1991, a few friends decided to come together to form Midland’s Habitat for Humanity to help combat the issue with the goal of placing families in newly constructed homes. Habitat for Humanity in Midland currently serves Midland and Odessa and plans to […]

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Storybridge

Hometown Highlight: Storybridge

Chandra Perkins, Executive Director of Storybridge has always had a passion for books and enjoyed reading to her children as they were growing up. Little did she know, those two passions would expand into something more than she could’ve imagined. Perkins would often take her two sons and several friends across town to read books […]

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Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County

Hometown Highlight: Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County

Founded by the Junior League of Collin County, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County opened its doors in Plano, Texas, in 1992.  The center offers services to 100 percent of the children victimized by abuse and neglect and in need in its community. “This year marks the 30th anniversary of the center opening its […]

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Lone Star Animal Sanctuary

Hometown Highlight: Lone Star Sanctuary for Animals

Providing a safe sanctuary for all animals is the mission of Lone Star Sanctuary for Animals in Midland. The goal of the sanctuary is to place animals in the best home possible where an adopter or adoptee will become best friends forever and family members. The sanctuary was originally formed as Lone Star SPCA to […]

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Hands to Hands Community Fund

Hometown Highlight: Hands to Hands Community Fund

In 2009, the Hands to Hands Community Fund was formed in Wichita Falls by community leaders to help support the programs and services of local nonprofit agencies when several area nonprofits lost funding for key programs. With the help of Hands to Hands, these organizations were able to stay open and continue to help people […]

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CASA for the Highland Lakes

Hometown Highlight: CASA for the Highland Lakes Area

About CASA for the Highland Lakes Area Established in 1991 as the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Burnet County, the organization started with one volunteer and two children that were in foster care. Judge Clayton Evans knew there was a growing need within the community for this type of organization and his courts. The […]

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Lubbock Area United Way

Hometown Highlight: Lubbock Area United Way

History of Lubbock Area United Way Founded in 1946, the Lubbock Area United Way was originally formed by five community partners to combat root issues and challenges within the South Plains communities. Working together as a community has allowed the Lubbock Area United Way to create lasting positive change within the groups they serve and […]

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Hometown Highlight: Museum of the Southwest

About the Museum of the Southwest The Museum of the Southwest combines history, science, and culture to serve as a resource for cultural enrichment to those within the Midland community. The museum was established Sept. 25, 1965, after the Junior League of Midland voted to establish an art and science museum and supported the museum […]

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Highland Lakes Crisis Network

Hometown Highlight: Highland Lakes Crisis Network

History of Highland Lakes Crisis Network The Highland Lakes Crisis Network (HLCN) was established due to a major flood in 2018 that affected many families in the Highland Lakes area. Local churches came together to support and help more than 680 cases of residents devastated by the flood. The natural disaster ultimately resulted in the […]

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