This past weekend I had the joy of volunteering with family to help raise money for the Permian Basin Rehab Center. Our grandfather, Jim Reese, has been helping host this telethon on TV for over 30 years! WOW! Talk about believing in a program.
Here’s a little bit about the Rehab Center:
“Since 1953, the Permian Basin Rehab Center (PBRC) has served thousands of patients of all ages and abilities who find themselves in need. PBRC is the Permian Basin’s only comprehensive, non-profit, multidisciplinary rehabilitation facility. The therapists of PBRC reach a broad cross-section of the community and bring positive change into the lives of countless individuals who require physical, occupational and speech therapies, or hearing/audiology services. Therapies are fully coordinated, and bi-lingual employees enrich these services.
As with any medical treatment, therapy can be costly. As a non-profit organization, the PBRC offers an Assistance Program and social worker services to help insure that no one is turned away based on ability to pay or limited access to transportation. Assistance is made possible through private donations and a variety of creative fundraising efforts throughout the year. Because PBRC is a West Texas institution, all funds raised remain in Odessa for direct services to our families, friends and neighbors. PBRC also is a preferred provider for most insurance companies including Medicare and Medicaid.”
My mother-in-law and I helped to answer phones and take pledges/donations. We had a great time meeting and visiting with lots of people, and hearing the stories of how the rehab center has been a part of their lives.
A few pictures of the day:
I am amazed at the final amount raised: $965, 987. WOW! All for such a great cause! I’m so glad I was able to volunteer for the Rehab Center and look forward to helping out in the future.