Chevron donates $10K to student project to enhance Crisis Center of West Texas

Chevron donates $10K to student project to enhance Crisis Center of West Texas

The Crisis Center of West Texas (CCWTX) will soon receive new indoor and exterior murals, renovated playroom and therapy/conference rooms, and also new baby care bags for mothers seeking refuge at the center, courtesy of a student project that inspired a $10,000 donation from Chevron.

On Feb. 22, Chevron representatives Stephanie Alvarez, who serves on the CCWTX Board of Directors, and Jonathan Harshman presented the check to Lorie Dunnamm, executive director of the nonprofit.

The project was the brainchild of Legacy High School students who participate in the Abell-Hanger Foundation’s Students in Philanthropy (SIP) program. The student team worked with the Crisis Center to identify and develop the improvement projects.

“Our goal is to spread awareness on domestic and sexual abuse by providing the victims with a safe, comfortable, and loving place to take refuge,” the student team said.

The project is scheduled to be implemented this spring with help from Chevron volunteers.

“I am so excited by what the aspiring philanthropists at Legacy High have imagined for the CCWTX’s exterior and interior updates,” said Alvarez. “Survivors deserve a comfortable and uplifting environment as they work to move on with their lives. This is truly an excellent example of what collaboration can achieve.”

Located at 910 S. Grant Ave., the Crisis Center of West Texas is a one-stop shop providing wraparound support for victims of sexual and domestic violence, including a 24/7 hour hotline, emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, case management and prevention education, among other services. For more information, visit its website here.

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Site of new mural.