The Hockley County Endowment met Tuesday and discussed applications for grants submitted for the 2018 grant cycle. The endowment awarded over $12,000 in new grants to four area 501c3 organizations at the end of the meeting. The amount is in line with the amount awarded last year. Board Chair Michael Wiiest said they received eight applications and were able to fund four.
The four organizations funded include:
Hockley County Veterans Assistance Office, $2000, Veteran’s Day Breakfast
The event is held to honor veterans and show them how much, as a community,
they are appreciated. Goal for this year is to get younger veterans to attend as
Levelland Ministerial Alliance, $1500, National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer brings people of all races, religious affiliations, and
backgrounds together to pray over our communities, families, businesses, first
responders, and government. It gives a set time to set aside the different
philosophies and backgrounds to come together as one to pray.
South Plains Rural Health Services, $500, Mental Health Assistance Project
This project will address the pressing need of providing accessible counseling
services to people in Levelland and Hockley County with a specific focus on
individuals struggling with substance abuse issues. These funds will cover first
time counseling sessions for 50 lower-income patients with their initial therapy
Wallace Theater, $8808, Generation Ziglar Live Training
Young people today are growing up in a void of true leaders and facing a crisis of
understanding the importance of a positive self-image, healthy relationships and
the values of goal setting. The Wallace Theater is collaborating with Generation
Ziglar to launch an innovative youth empowerment program to equip the youth of today with the tools and skills needed to solve the crisis they are facing of self-
image, relationship and goals.
HCE board member Alycyn Keeling recused herself from all grant award deliberations as Executive Director of the Wallace Theater and Chairman Michael Wiiest and board member Tanner Terrell recused themselves from discussions on the grants to the Hockley County Veterans Assistance Office as members of that planning committee.
Organizations receiving grants will be contacted with verification
paperwork and grant agreements at the end of July and the Hockley County
Endowment is planning a grant presentation ceremony in conjunction with
Levelland Lobo Football in September.
If you are interested in serving on the Hockley County Endowment, please
contact Board President Michael Wiiest at (806) 893-9341 or any board member.