Ten grants, totaling $100,000 were awarded globally. Richard Iannelli, Fluor employee and Family Place board member, nominated The Family Place, the only organization selected in North Texas.
The selected project is the Mary Kay Nature Explore Classroom at the Safe Campus. The classroom was designed to provide an outdoor learning environment for children of all ages. It has a strong science, technology, engineering and math emphasis. In addition to the learning components, the nature classroom provides a therapeutic and calming natural environment for the children to enjoy.
Fluor employees plan to assist in further enhancing the Nature Explore Classroom by installing additional landscape, providing new planting and educational tools, ongoing landscape maintenance and different volunteer activities in the Nature Explore Classroom.
"Fluor strives to make a sustainable impact in the communities where we work and live. Through the Centennial Community Fund, we are thrilled to partner with The Family Place," said Biggs Porter, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Fluor Corporation.
Porter visited The Family Place to present a check for $10,000 to Joanne Osterland, Director of Children's Education for the Family Place, Melissa Sherrill, Director of Development, and Nicole Farrar, Development on May 24.
“It is companies like Fluor that make it possible to support the services needed for victims of domestic violence,” said Paige Flink, Executive Director of The Family Place. “On behalf of each and every client of The Family Place, we thank Fluor and Richard Iannelii for selecting us. Your gift is their lifeline.”
Source: The Family Place