The 2015 Givin’ Where I’m Livin’ (GWIL) campaign provides support and publicity for local non-profit charitable organizations competing for GWIL matching funds during the campaign’s Week of Online Giving, April 19-26. Around Dripping Springs is pleased to feature this series of GWIL non-profit profiles to help publicize their unique missions to the community. We invite you to get to know these wonderful organizers and learn more about the important work they are each doing to enrich our community. Please share their stories, and be sure to donate to your favorite during the Week of Online Giving! Learn more at: http://www.GivinWhereImLivin.org
NOW MEET THE DRIPPING SPRINGS COMMUNITY MISSION PARTNERSHIP:
WHEN, HOW, AND WHY WAS YOUR ORGANIZATION FOUNDED?
During the winter of 2010, Chuck Lemmond, a local builder and coordinator for community help projects for the Dripping Springs United Methodist Church, received a call for help. A young, recently widowed mother of five children ages twelve and under had frozen pipes in her mobile home. Upon examining her issue, Chuck realized plumbing was the least of her problems. There was black mold on the walls, a leak in the roof, and sky peaking through the walls.
Chuck fixed her immediate plumbing issue, and told the mother that he didn’t know how he was going to do it, but he was going to find her a new home. And with that promise, DSCMP was born. We are now a community of volunteers from businesses, churches, and individuals who are seeking to meet the needs of families in crisis in the Dripping Springs Independent School District (ISD). We focus on helping under-served local people acquire liveable housing and improve life skills. Over the last five years, DSCMP has assisted more than a dozen families in the DSISD. We are a completely volunteer 501c3 non-profit and rely on the resources of our community to help our neighbors.
More than one in four children who attend Dripping Springs ISD live below the poverty level. There will always be needs to be met in places like Afghanistan, Africa, Haiti, and so many other areas hit by calamity around the world. Many of us will participate in a mission overseas to help those in need far away. DSCMP also wants the community to know that no one has to travel More…