On Thursday, April 5, the Trinity Valley Electric Co-op (TVEC) Charitable Foundation awarded a $2,000 grant to the Henderson County Black History Committee.
The TVEC Charitable Foundation is funded by donations from Operation Round-up. Operation Round-up is a voluntary program that allows TVEC members to round up their monthly electric bills to the next whole dollar amount. The portion that is rounded up goes to the TVEC Charitable Foundation and may be used to award grant requests to local charitable organizations.
Teenagers face many potentially life-altering choices daily when it comes to relationships. The Family Peace Project (FPP) hosts its 2nd Annual Love is Not Abuse PSA video contest. The goal is to help teens learn how to make the right decisions when it comes to relationships.
“Teen Dating Violence is an issue that affects many of our youth either directly by being victimized, or indirectly by knowing a victim of dating violence,” said Mary Farmer, Executive Director of The Family Peace Project. “It’s alarming and we must educate our kids to see the signs.”
Help prevent teen dating violence in your community by developing your own video public service announcement! Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three videos.
Did you know 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 7 men, who have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, experienced some form of intimate partner violence for the first time between 11 and 17 years of age?
East Texas Communities Foundation will host a free seminar for Henderson County nonprofits on how to be a part of East Texas Giving Day 2018. The seminar is scheduled from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Athens Partnership Center located at 201 West Corsicana Street, Athens.
East Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour day of giving that provides critical funding for our area nonprofits. The purpose of an area-wide Giving Day is to bring the region together on one day and as one community, raising money and awareness for East Texas nonprofits. This initiative, organized by East Texas Communities Foundation (ETCF), provides citizens an easy platform to support the mission of local nonprofits that serve our many communities.
The Henderson County Bar Association donated $1,000 to the Athens Food Pantry Monday morning. Pictured, from left, are Jeff Weinstein, Donna Bennett, Beth Youngblood, and Danna Mayhall. (Michael V. Hannigan photo)