Goodwill Industries of Northwest Donates Towards Tornado Recovery

Goodwill Industries of Northwest Donates Towards Tornado Recovery

Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas has pledged donations to assist in the rebuilding efforts of Matador and Perryton, two Texas towns that were severely damaged by EF-3 tornadoes in June. Throughout the month of July, all West Texas retail stores of Goodwill Industries donated their RoundUp proceeds to the Matador Disaster Relief Fund and the Perryton Texas Benefit Fund.

Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas is a local nonprofit organization that aims to help individuals overcome challenges, develop skills, find employment, and advance their careers. The RoundUp Program allows customers to donate their spare change from transactions, supporting Goodwill’s mission.

Robin Raney, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to assist the communities of Perryton and Matador in their rebuilding process. The donations will provide them with support and a helping hand.

The repair project for the Buchanan Street underpass in Amarillo is currently underway. The underpass had been closed since July due to a water main break. The repair project is being carried out by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), who will install a new concrete road surface. The project is expected to be completed within 45-60 days, weather permitting.

Canyon Independent School District (Canyon ISD) is proud to announce that two of its high school students, Megan Brue from Randall High School and Grace Vareed from Canyon High School, have been selected as semifinalists in the prestigious 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. The program recognizes academic excellence and provides scholarships to outstanding high school seniors across the country.

The semifinalists will compete for approximately 7,140 National Merit Scholarships collectively valued at almost $28 million. The finalists will be announced in February, and the scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2024. Canyon ISD commends Megan Brue and Grace Vareed for their exceptional achievements and recognizes them as exemplary students within the district.

Northwest Texas Healthcare System (NWTHS) has made a generous donation of $1,000 to the LOSS (Local Outreach for Survivors of Suicide) team at Family Support Services. This donation was made possible through a fundraiser organized by NWTHS employees. The LOSS team provides support and assistance to individuals who have lost loved ones to suicide and includes mental health professionals and community members who have experienced similar losses.

In other news, West Texas A&M University’s Center for Learning Disabilities is hosting the 11th annual Helen Piehl Distinguished Lecture. The guest speaker, Dr. Jack M. Fletcher from the University of Houston, will discuss dyslexia and work towards dispelling common misconceptions surrounding the learning disorder. The lecture will be held on October 5th and will be available both in-person and as a webinar.

Lastly, Northwest Texas Healthcare System will be hosting the Better Breathers Club, an initiative by the American Lung Association, on September 20th. The guest speaker for the event is Dr. Victor Test from Texas Tech University Hospital, an esteemed specialist in pulmonary hypertension. The club aims to provide education, support, and a supportive community for individuals living with chronic lung diseases.

– Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas
– City of Amarillo
– Canyon Independent School District
– Northwest Texas Healthcare System
– West Texas A&M University

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