COVID-19 Relief Funds Awarded
Volunteers of America Texas is excited to announce our acceptance of a $15,000 grant from the San Antonio Area Foundation and the United Way of San Antonio.
“We are thankful for the award which will be used to provide technology tools to help residents in our senior housing sites and women in our residential treatment program remain connected during this difficult time. It’s important that they remain engaged while social distancing orders are in place to protect the community from the spread of the Coronavirus,” said Angela King, President and CEO of Volunteers of America Texas.
VOA Texas also operates senior housing sites in the greater San Antonio area. The grant award will allow the organization to provide basic needs items to residents and clients as well as games and activities to help pass the time as they shelter in place.
"We are honored to support Volunteers of America Texas with this grant," says Marjie French, CEO of the San Antonio Area Foundation. "We are impressed by their use of technology for their clients and residents to reduce their feeling of isolation during shelter-in-place orders."
The grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund, a community fund jointly managed by the San Antonio Area Foundation and the United Way of San Antonio fund is comprised of nearly 30 caring businesses, donor advised funds, philanthropic foundations, and government entities including: San Antonio Area Foundation, Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio, John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, Holt Family Foundation, Harvey E. Najim, Texas Mutual Insurance Company, The Najim Charitable Foundation, Wells Fargo, H. E. Butt Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Nancy Smith Hurd Foundation, Houston and Caroline Harte Fund, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County, 80|20 Foundation, Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, Mays Family Foundation, Bank of San Antonio, Tobin Endowment, Bexar County, Greehey Family Foundation, Nationwide Foundation, NuStar Energy, Gloria Galt Donor Advised Fund, City of San Antonio, and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America.
About Volunteers of America Texas
Volunteers of America Texas is a nonprofit, ministry of service that strengthens communities through our substance abuse treatment and prevention, housing assistance, re-entry services, employment training and disabilities services. With locations in more than 30 urban and rural communities, Volunteers of America Texas has been helping those who need the most help for more than 100 years. For information, visit www.voatx.org.