The Chamber Connection
February 21, 2013
by Meredith Caddell
Vibrant Home Health Care Ribbon CuttingWe would like to welcome Vibrant Home Health Care to the Chamber of Commerce. All guests to their ribbon cutting were treated to sandwiches and other finger foods, after being welcomed by both owners and their large staff. Vibrant Home Health is a Texas based company established in 2008. They are a dedicated group of health care professionals committed to improving the lives of their patients. They do this through teamwork and by providing quality care in skilled nursing, therapy and rehabilitation, and specialty programs designed to enable their patients to stay in their homes, offering them a level of independence they may not otherwise Their goal is to bring their patients back to an independent living status utilizing all that Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Skilled Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing and Health Aides have to offer. You may reach Vibrant Home Health Care by calling 903-885-3975.
Jeans for Teens an 8th Grader’s Challenge.
Emma is an 8th grade student at SSMS. She was touched by Rachel’s story in the fall when the SSMS students were presented with Rachel’s Challenge. When she came across an email about about jeans for Teens, Emma knew this was her way to pay it forward and start her own chain reaction. Jeans for Teens is a blue jean drive through Aeropostale and DoSomething.org to collect jeans and donate them to homeless shelters. 1 in 3 people in homeless shelters are under the age of 18. They are in desperate need of jeans of all sizes. Jeans are a way for these teens to feel normal in an abnormal situation.
SSMS Student Council has joined Emma in this drive. Students, parents and staff have been asked to clean out their closets and bring jeans that are too tight, too short, don’t fit, out of style or that they just don’t want any longer to school and drop them off in the collection box. All sizes are needed. Emma will collect the jeans and turn them in.
Emma’s drive at SSMS has started collecting Jeans for Teens and you can help too. The community is invited to help participate by donating jeans of all sizes. Drop boxes are located at SSMS, SSES, ECLC, Bowie, Lamar, Travis, Douglas, Chamber of Commerce, Sulphur Springs Public Library, Tractor Supply and Buaranty Bond Bank. A live drop off will be on Sunday February 17th from 2-4 on the square. Please bring your gently used jeans to help those in need. Emma exceeded her original goal of 300 pair of jeans collecting 625 as of Monday. Her new goal is 2500 pair by February 22nd which is the last day to donate!
We would like to welcome the following new members to the Chamber of Commerce!
Four Seasons Landscaping & Irrigation-903-440-1759
Pioneer Crossing Sulphur Springs Seniors-903-689-7810
Teeze Hair Company-903-689-7022
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!