Lone Star Travelers donate to local MHMR center
Fri, 2016-02-19 05:00 News Staff
By LYNETTE SOWELL
Clients who attend Copperas Cove’s MHMR comprehensive training center every day will now have a place to store supplies and activities that can help them maintain and learn new life and job skills.
On February 5, members of the Fort Hood area Lone Star Travelers made a special delivery in the form of two sets of wooden cubbies, handmade by Donn Gilray, vice president of the group. His son, Duane, also helped in the construction project.
The club is made up of local RV and camping enthusiasts and spend time together traveling throughout Texas and beyond. Club members donated toward purchasing the materials for the project.
Karl Riley, chapter president, along with the Gilrays and fellow chapter members Cheryl Riley, Veryl Sullivan, Verna Gordon, and Carl and Lois Vertress, made the presentation to the center’s clients.
“We enjoy getting out and traveling together, but every year we also try to do community service projects as a group,” said Gordon, the club’s historian.
Linda Wilson, site supervisor, said the MHMR comprehensive training center provides a valuable service for those age 18 and up.
Many of the center’s clients were students in life skills classes during their school years. After they complete high school, the center is a place of socializing, along with training for possible jobs in the future.
With the donation of the wooden cubbies, Wilson said the materials her clients use for activities and training will each have their own spot along the wall of one of the activities rooms.