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November Newsletter

Fluor Graduates
 
United Way Galveston County Mainland has collaborated with Fluor Corporation to provide free, comprehensive entry-level craft training in high demand industrial crafts at Fluor's U.S. Gulf Coast Craft Training Center in Pasadena, TX. Training is available for high-demand industrial crafts needed for future employment in the oil and gas, refining, and industrial construction industries.
 
UWGCM recently had three excellent graduates who have all successfully obtained employment. Each graduate gave us a special quote to share with our community. 
 
Rosetta Cooper (Electrical) “I will encourage all to go to the Fluor Training Center. I can now move forward, and make the money I want to make and possibly have an opportunity to grow with the company. Change is a choice, I am glad I made the right decision with Fluor; it has been life changing for me. Safety is #1 all the time. I’m grateful for my electrical Craft.”
 
Monica Robinson (Electrical) “I am so thankful and grateful to have been granted the opportunity to attend Fluor’s craft training. This experience has taught me so much about not only electrical but many life lessons. Mr. Prevost was the absolute best and most relevant instructor I have ever witnessed! He and Mr. Myron taught us so much about employability skills that if taken in, any and every one that attended the program should stand out at any job in any industry.”

Astis Lynch (Pipefitting) “The Fluor program has changed my life. I am speechless; I cannot put it in words on how it is really a life changing experience. I am thankful and grateful; I recommend this program to anyone who needs change”
Our next Flour class begins in January 2020 and registration is currently open. Please call Chase Mullen at 409.948.4211 to discuss the program. 
 
Give the Gift of Life
 
 
This holiday season UWGCM is giving you the opportunity to give the gift of life to someone in our community. We are hosting a blood drive with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center on December 12, 2019 from 10:00 am-2:30 pm. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is the main blood center in Galveston County being the only blood center that services UTMB and HCA hospitals in our county. 
 
One in every seven people will need blood at some point in their lifetime, but only one and twenty will donate blood. You have the opportunity to give someone the gift of life. 
 
Sign up today to reserve your time slot or call our office to make your appointment 409.948.4211  https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/276885
 
#GivingTuesday
 
Now, more than ever, people need help and hope. On Giving Tuesday, you can help power the massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond this extraordinary day.
 
Seven years ago, Giving Tuesday started as a day for anyone, anywhere to give. Today it is grown into the biggest giving movement across the globe.
If in past years you haven’t had the chance to participate in GivingTuesday, December 3rd is your chance to start a ripple in our community that can reach every corner of Galveston County.
 
By donating to United Way Galveston County Mainland, you’re helping support our efforts to bring education, financial stability and health to our community and to power hope and change in our community. Please visit our website at www.uwgcm.org to donate today. 
Share the power of giving with #GivingTuesday #GiveUnited #YouPowerChange
 
 
Agency Profile
 
The United Way of Galveston County Mainland is proud of all of the work and commitment our partner agencies in the mainland communities.
 
One of our worthy agencies is CASA of Galveston County. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a national volunteer movement founded in 1977. CASA of Galveston County is a member of the National and Texas CASA Associations. There are more than 950 CASA programs nationwide and 71 CASA programs in the state of Texas. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a national volunteer movement founded Association.

The mission of CASA of Galveston County is to provide trained community volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the foster care system in an effort to secure safety and permanency while increasing child abuse awareness.
 
CASA of Galveston County is hosting their annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes event to raise awareness about the number of abused and neglected children who are in temporary custody of our state welfare system and mingle among staff, board, and volunteers to inspire you to step up and be a voice for these vulnerable children. This is a family friendly event-Registration is only $25.00 and includes a t-shirt and all activities; including a warm up session, free giveaways, snacks and a visit from Santa!  For more information about CASA of Galveston County and the event Walk a Mile in My Shoes please visit their website at www.casagalveston.org
 

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