On Friday, September 20, the Texas Chapter got together for a morning helping at the Loaves & Fishes Community First! Village in Austin. 13 volunteers helped with landscaping, housekeeping, and cleaning the community’s chicken coop.
The Community First! Village is a development of the Mobile Loaves & Fishes. The mobile kitchen continues to feed the homeless population in and around the city of Austin, while their Community First! Village provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for people coming out of chronic homelessness. People can rent RV trailers or small homes, and the community includes social assistance, employment opportunities, and opportunities to help with the mobile food distribution.
Thank you so much to the Chapter for organizing this event and for the volunteers who came out to help such a great cause! Visit the PLUS Foundation website for more information about Foundation activities.
The Texas Chapter recently gave $2,500 to both of their 2019 Chapter Charities to help support the mission of these local Texas organizations.
Arms Wide finds permanent, adoptive families for children in foster care who have endured abuse, neglect or abandonment with a special focus on older children, minority children, children belonging to sibling groups, and children with physical, mental or emotional disabilities or delays.
“I wanted to send an example of what your donation will help us do,” said Melissa Neely of Arms Wide Adoption Services. “In May, we were able to finalize the adoption of Aaron– just two months before his 18th birthday!”
The other charity that the Chapter supports is Traffick911, an organization that works to free youth from sex trafficking. The Traffick911 team has identified and served over 1,200 victims, and works in partnership with law enforcement to arrest and convict traffickers in multiple states. “We are so grateful for your support,” said Cheryl Brasuell, of the Traffick911 team.
Thank you to the PLUS Foundation and to the Chapter for supporting both of these great causes!
On Thursday, June 27, the Texas Chapter got together for a fun evening of friendly competition and networking. 30 people connected with colleagues in between rounds of axe throwing and participating in an escape room.
Thank you to the sponsors that make events like this possible!
Thank You Sponsors:
Admiral Insurance Group, a Berkley Company
Burns & Wilcox
Kessler Collins PC
The Myers Law Group, LLP
Allied World Assurance Company US, Inc
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Seltzer Chadwick Soefje & Ladik, PLLC
TDC Specialty Underwriters
US Risk Brokers