Saturday , 21 April 2018

Better Together: McKinney Christian Academy and Community Lifeline Center Join Forces for Veterans

By Bryan Criswell, TSB Staff

This morning (5/16/12), McKinney Christian Academy (MCA) presented a check for more than $4,300 to the Community Lifeline Center’s Veteran Assistance Program. For the first time, MCA made the decision to share 10 percent of the proceeds from its annual golf tournament with another local non-profit as part of their 2012 community service initiative. 

“This is what we like to do and it’s part of our community outreach because we feel it’s important to give back and serve the community.  This is our way of saying thank you for all that you do to help the veterans in the city and outlying areas of McKinney,” said Carol Ownby, Director of Development at MCA.

In April, MCA held its second annual golf tournament, Tee it Up!, at TPC Craig Ranch in support of its school.  This event, presented by Nordhaus Walpole PLLC Attorneys & Northwestern Mutual, was again a huge success and netted over $43,000 thanks to the many community supporters and participants.

The Community Lifeline Center’s (CLC) Veteran Assistance Program supports veterans who are experiencing challenges with their health and family, job loss, unexpected financial problems, stress and emotional crisis.  Through this program, CLC is able to support these veterans with services such as housing and utility assistance, medical and dental support, transportation, counseling, job development and training, auto care and bereavement counseling.  These services are provided to veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in the CLC service area and is funded through a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission.

“I love this partnership and wish that more (non-profit) organizations would continue to collaborate because there is so much need out there,” Ownby said. 

“Working together to accomplish more, we are always better together and that is what Carol and her staff demonstrated this past year,” replied Christine Hockin-Boyd, Executive Director, Community Lifeline Center.  “Together we can accomplish so much more.”

Picured from left to right, Chris Hendricks, Delphia Adeogun, Maria Ulloa, Megan Hickman (CLC veterans program staff), Carol Ownby, Christine Hockin-Boyd, Robert Camp (CLC Board of Directors President) and Rozalyn Payne (MCA Media/ Marketing)

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