Helping Hand Project
Helping Hand Project
Every year, Mueller teams up with the popular television show Texas Country Reporter to find a deserving non-profit organization in Texas to receive a free Mueller building. The first week of October, Mueller personnel from our corporate office and branch locations travel to the location of the winning non-profit and erect the building for their organization. Texas Country Reporter is on site during the build to film the build and capture the special moments such as the dedication ceremony, where the non-profit organization will receive the keys to their new building.
2019 Helping Hand Award Recipient
Mueller Inc. and Texas Country Reporter are proud to announce Refuge Services in Lubbock, Texas as the recipient of this year's Helping Hand Award. For 20 years, Refuge Services has provided equine therapy services to individuals in West Texas. Their mission is to enhance individual, family and group functioning by providing opportunities to develop skills for solving problems, overcoming obstacles and reaching individual as well as group goals. Their new Mueller building will provide office and therapy space that is necessary to meet the growing needs of the communities they service.
Helping Hand Project Award Recipients
2018 - Family Ties Family Resource Services
Family Ties Family Resource Services of Waller, Texas provides therapy and advocacy services for victims, especially children, dealing with abuse of every type. Their new Mueller building will be used as a residence for those in transition from CPS and foster care to a life of independence.
2017 - Christian Hope Resource Center (CHRC)
CHRC is a Christ-centered resource center in San Antonio that empowers individuals and families in crisis to become sustainable through holistic individualized services, accountability and grace. Their new Mueller building enables them to provide critical needs to the community such as therapeutic counseling, intervention and prevention programs and advocacy services.
2016 - Floral Heights Community Food Pantry
As the largest food pantry in Wichita County and surrounding counties, Floral Heights Community Food Pantry serves over 3,000 families each month. They were facing a relocation deadline and a new Mueller building helped them continue providing services to the clientele and others in need in the area.
2015 - The Arc of Greater Beaumont
The Arc promotes inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all aspects of the community. Currently serving over 400 individuals and families in the Southeast Texas region, their services include activities for both children and adults, parent support groups, vocational training and legislative advocacy. With their new Mueller building, The Arc was able to expand their services to more individuals in their region.
2014 - Ruth's Place
The dedicated professionals of Ruth's Place in Granbury 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 was able to expand medical services and community outreach programs, as well as accommodate additional volunteer to support their growth.
2013 - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center (DHHC)
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center in Corpus Christi provides 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. Their new Mueller building allowed to expand their services to more individuals in their area.
2012 - Scheib Center: Developmental Disability & Mental Health Services
The Scheib Center has 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 building provided the expansion they needed to provide to provide services and support to more individuals in need.
2011 - West Texas Gifts of Hope (WTGOH)
The West Texas Gifts of Hope 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 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
As a growing food bank, Titus County Cares in Mount Pleasant serves over 850 families a month, which includes supplying food to hungry children with the "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 their services. Mueller built a facility that enabled them to efficiently serve their community.