Basin nonprofits share hope for the New Year

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MIDLAND, Texas (ABC Big 2 News/Fox 24) As the New Year approaches, we reflect on 2020 and the challenges and changes everyone has faced. Nonprofits making some of the biggest and unexpected changes as the pandemic continued to cancel events and funding.

Five Basin nonprofits reflect on this year’s struggles and triumphs while focusing on their dedication, hope, and New Year’s resolutions. 


BASIN DREAM CENTER FOR ORPHANS

Basin Dream Center for Orphans offers transitional living, education, and support for young women aging out of foster care. They are hoping to expand the program in 2021 by developing a program for young men who also have nowhere to go. 

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CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Since the pandemic started, Centers has offered free counseling for first-responders and essential workers on the front lines, along with veterans and their families. This New Year, they are looking to keep offering resources and services to those in need. There website also includes a link to their podcast Centers Solutions where they speak with experts and offer free mental health tips.

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MEALS ON WHEELS OF ODESSA

The executive director said, throughout 2020, their clients, more than 570 homebound seniors and Odessans, have not missed one meal despite the pandemic. The staff is looking forward to welcoming new volunteers in 2021 and they hope to expand their reach. They are currently in need of small heaters and are looking for help from the community. 

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SENIOR LIFE MIDLAND

550 homebound seniors depend on this organization, not only for meals but for safety check-ups. Senior Life Midland is always in need of volunteers for their several programs, which includes Meals on Wheels. The executive director said they hope to continue to identify the needs and provide life-saving resources.

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UNITED WAY OF MIDLAND

United Way of Midland has transformed their fundraising efforts through virtual channels this year and are continuing to support nonprofits in the community. Through a senior support hotline to a COVID Roadmap of resources, United Way of Midland didn’t let the pandemic stop them. They understand 2021 will still have challenges, but they will face them with dedication and hope. 

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