Congratulations and Good Bye to our New VISTA North Texas Alumni

AmeriCorps VISTA

We are very proud to announce that our VISTAs Sarah Lehman, Nico Meyering and Amaya Howard completed their full year of national service February.

Sarah served her first year of VISTA with Denton County Friends of the Family and her second year as the VISTA North Texas VISTA Leader. Sarah is now working with Denton County Friends of the Family as a victim advocate. Nico served his VISTA year as the Community Outreach VISTA with Interfaith Ministries. Nico returned to his home in New York and is pursuing new adventures. Amaya served with Hearts for Homes as their Volunteer and Resource Development VISTA.

Thank you all for your service and dedication to the Denton County community!

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VISTA Member Supports Hearts for Homes Annual Golf Tournament

Amaya Howard VISTA 50th TestimonialHearts for Homes is a nonprofit organization that provides no-cost home repairs to low-income seniors in Denton County. On October 12, 2005, Hearts for Homes held its annual Charity Golf tournament at Wildhorse Golf Club in Denton, Texas. AmeriCorps VISTA member, Amaya Howard, assisted the Hearts for Homes in planning the golf tournament by soliciting $780 worth donations from local business in the form of gift certificates to be raffle prizes at the tournament.  UntitledHearts for Homes raised over $12,000 from the tournament and had 5 volunteers contribute 7 hours of service to work at the event. Hearts for Homes is a partner agency of the AmeriCorps VISTA North Texas Project.

VISTA Member Increases Fundraiser’s Effectiveness

11377227_514300302055739_5886005700086164072_nHearts for Homes is a non-profit agency in Denton, TX which provides assistance to the aging population in the areas of housing repair and rehabilitation in order to keep older adults in their own homes for as long as possible. In June, the agency held its annual Testimonial Dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn of Lewisville.  VISTA member Amaya Howard created an Eventbrite page to allow donors and attendees to donate and purchase tables for the event.  Over 150 guests were in attendance and Hearts for Homes secured over $15,000 in donations that evening which surpassed last year’s totals.

Hearts for Homes is a partner agency of the VISTA North Texas project hosted by Chisholm Trail RSVP, Inc.