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Friendswood, TX (January 8, 2018)- Senator Larry
Taylor (R-Friendswood), AT&T and Calpine announced
a joint contribution of $30,000 to assist the Hope Village
Residential and Day Program recover from Hurricane
Harvey and update their technology and day program
Hope Village has provided residential and support
services for children and adults with intellectual and
developmental disabilities in Friendswood since 1970.
Today, the Village serves 60 people in its residential
program and 45 in its day program, where villagers can
develop job and life skills, receive computer training and
participate in recreation programs and social activities.
Of the donation, Hope Village spokeswoman Sharon
Proulx said, “This donation will be instrumental in
changing the lives of our Villagers. We are forever grateful
to Senator Taylor, AT&T and Calpine for reaching
out in their community and helping those that are most
vulnerable in a difficult time of need.”
“AT&T is thrilled to provide this $15,000 contribution
to support the amazing learning and education programs
of Hope Village,” said Mike Flanagan, Director of
External and Legislative Affairs at AT&T. “We are proud
to support Hope Village’s life changing programs that
improve the quality of life of its residents and help them
meet their full potential.”
Brett Kerr, Calpine’s Director of External Affairs,
added “Having our headquarters and several generation
facilities in the Houston area, Calpine knows well
the devastating impact Harvey had on our community.
We recognize how critical Hope Village is to the community
that they serve and we are happy to be able to
join Senator Taylor and AT&T to help in their restoration
“The folks at Hope Village have created a welcoming,
empowering environment for their residents, and
we are incredibly fortunate to have an organization
with this level of integrity and compassion reside in our
community,” said Senator Taylor, a Hope Village board
member since 2000. “I am so grateful to AT&T, Calpine
and my golf tournament participants and sponsors for
their generous contributions to help Hope Village in
their recovery. I look forward to continuing my partnership
with Hope Village and helping them in their very
worthwhile mission.”
Senator Taylor, AT&T and Calpine will present the
donation to Hope Village at a press conference on
January 10th, 2018 at 1:30 pm at 15403 Hope Village
Rd, Friendswood, TX 77546. All are invited to attend.
Senator Larry Taylor is a lifelong Texan and Baylor
University graduate raised in Friendswood. He and
his wife Kerri have three adult children and two grandchildren.
Prior to his election to the Texas Senate
in 2012, he served five terms in the Texas House of
Representatives. Senator Taylor represents Senate
District 11, comprised of portions of Brazoria, Galveston,
and Harris Counties.
To find out more about Hope Village or to donate to
their Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, visit http://www.

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