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zx Buckner North Texas Crisis Relief Center awarded $30,000 to help meet critical needs in southeast Dallas County


DALLAS – Buckner North Texas Crisis Relief Center was recently awarded a gift from the Louis B. and Mary Ratliff Critical Needs Fund of The Dallas Foundation totaling $30,000. The gift will help Buckner strengthen and support southeast Dallas families by provid- ing client assistance and meeting basic life needs during crises. “We are very thankful for the Louis B. and


Mary Ratliff Critical Needs Fund of The Dal- las Foundation,” said Jackie Belt, director of domestic aid and assistance at Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid. “This generous gift will allow the many needy children and families that come to our center to receive emergency assistance at the point of need.” More than 19 percent of all families in


19% 1 in 5


THE NUMBER OF FAMILIES IN DALLAS COUNTY WHO LIVE IN POVERTY.


THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN DALLAS COUNTY WHO ARE FOOD INSECURE.


Dallas live in poverty, and in Dallas County, one in every five people is food insecure. This year the Buckner Crisis Relief Center anticipates serving more than 15,000 Dallas children and families through client assis- tance programs. The center provides clients with food, clothing, furniture, financial aid, school supplies and ESL classes. The goal of the programs is to extend immediate assistance to people in need while helping families become self-sufficient.


“The work of the Crisis Relief Center directly aligns with the parameters of the Louis B. and Mary Ratliff Critical Needs Fund: To help provide basic necessities of life to those who are low-income, indigent, homeless or ill. We are so pleased to support these pro- grams which offer a hand up to individuals and families during a time when support is most needed,” said The Dallas Foundation’s President and CEO Mary M. Jalonick. This is the second grant Buckner has received from the Louis B. and Mary Ratliff Critical Needs Fund of The Dallas Foundation. –Elizabeth Arnold


Buckner wishes to thank the following corporations, foundations and other organizations for their charitable contributions of $1,000 or more during the second quarter of 2015.


Ares Operations, LLC Bailes and Company, P.C. Betenbough Homes Carol Tyrrell Kyle Foundation Council for Life


The Crain Foundation David F. Molina Memorial Benefit E. A. Franklin Charitable Trust Earl C. Sams Foundation EPC, Inc. Farmer Environmental Group LLC The Fasken Foundation Forrest Foundation


Foundation for Christian Learning Foundation for Southeast Texas Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation


Frost National Bank The H. L. Brown Jr. Family Foundation The Henry Foundation The Hillcrest Foundation Houston Endowment, Inc.


James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation


James Avery Charitable Foundation Junior League of Lubbock Junior League of The Woodlands KCP Properties, LLC Kohl’s Department Store LaBelleCo Fabrication, LLC


15,000


THE NUMBER OF DALLAS CHILDREN AND FAMILIES BUCKNER ANTICIPATES SERVING THIS YEAR THROUGH ITS CRISIS RELIEF CENTER.


Local Independent Charities of America, TX Chapter Luda Belle Walker Foundation McAllen Elks Lodge 1402 The Merck Foundation Paducah Rotary Club 6710 PBLA, Inc.


The Rees - Jones Foundation Rotary Club of Blue Springs 6040 Rotary Club of Eastern Independence Rotary Club of Independence Rotary District 6840 Silicon Valley Community Foundation The Don and Sybil B. Harrington Foundation Texas Baptist Hunger Offering United Way of Amarillo & Canyon United Way of Tyler/Smith County University of Texas at Brownsville Wayne and Jo Ann Moore Charitable Foundation


Wolfforth Caregivers, Inc. The Wolf Benevolent Trust


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