Friday, July 10, 2009

Another Chance House gift

Another Chance House, a group of homes for men seeking to put their lives back together, is seeing its financial situation improve steadily since their difficulties were made public last month.

I spoke at noon Friday to the Tascosa Lions Club, which was their own fault because they asked me. But the highlight of the meeting was the presentation of a $1,000 check from the Lions Club to Bobby Nixon, resident manager of Another Chance House.

Nixon also received two $100 checks. He said the $1,200 is enough to sustain one man for one year.

"We're blessed," Nixon told the group "to have people like you care about us."

Nixon said ACH has received roughly $40,000 in donations within the last month.

"The response has been tremendous," he said. "I don't think a lot of people realize what we do or what we are. We've had phone calls from people we didn't know and checks in the mail from people we didn't know. Our job in the future will be to work long-term so we don't run into this problem again."

Another Chance House, located at 200 S. Jackson, is having an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 19.

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