The 2015 Helping Hand application period has ended. We sincerely thank all of the outstanding non-profit organizations that submitted an application. This year's recipient will be announced in July. We invite everyone to tune in to Texas Country Reporter this fall for a special show featuring the Mueller Helping Hand project. Click here to see our Helping Hand photo gallery.
2014: Ruth's Place, Granbury, TX - These dedicated professionals provide free medical and dental care to low income and uninsured residents of Hood County, Texas. With the addition of their new Mueller building, Ruth's Place will be able to expand medical services and community outreach programs, as well as accommodate additional volunteers to support their growth.
2013: Corpus Christi Area Council for the Deaf - They provide services and support to people with hearing loss in 23 counties in South Texas. Their mission is to provide a vital link of resources, services and advocacy to persons of all ages experiencing hearing loss in a hearing world.
2012: Scheib Center, San Marcos, TX - They have been providing mental health services in the San Marcos area for years and needed to expand capacity to fully serve the needs of their community. Their new Mueller facility was completed the first week in October.
2011: West Texas Gifts of Hope, Odessa, TX - Their mission is to assist patients undergoing cancer treatments by providing lodging and other services. Many patients travel over 200 miles for treatment and must stay for an extended period of time. The added expense of lodging is a major concern that WTGOH can now help relieve. Their new Mueller facility will be utilized as a four bedroom HOPE HOUSE, within walking distance from the West Texas Cancer Center, with plans to expand to an eight room facility soon.
2010: Buckholts Volunteer Fire Department, Buckholts, TX - Buckholts is a small Texas community, but their volunteer fire department has a very broad area to cover. Their trucks were not being kept in a safe and dry place, nor at a central location - impeding both response times and badly weathering their trucks and equipment. Mueller was happy to give Buckholts VFD a new place to call home.
2009: Titus County Cares, Mount Pleasant, TX - As a growing food bank, Mount Pleasant serves over 850 families a month, which includes supplying food to hungry children with their "Backpacks For Kids" program. They had been storing food in 9 locations around the city and were in dire need of a central place for all of their services. Mueller built a facility that enabled them to efficiently serve their community.