TRIO Central Texas Activity Report Dec 2021
Since its inception in 2014 TRIO Central Texas Chapter has worked diligently to further the TRIO National goals of support, advocacy, education, an awareness for both the local and the national transplant communities. We were very active in our donor awareness campaign, presenting frequently at service organizations, churches, wellness events, and other venues until Covid curtailed our activities over the last two years. In 2021 we have done several donor awareness events, and we hope to do many more as the pandemic abates.
Our biggest project over the last few years has been to build and operate a hospitality house for Central Texas transplant patients and their caregivers. In January of this year we opened Amy’s House, named in memory of Amy Firth, a multiple organ and tissue donor at Baylor Scott & White and the daughter of two of our Chapter officers, John and Margaret Henderson. The eight-bedroom, 6000- square-foot house is a first-class, state-of the-art facility on land donated by the City near Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. Through Amy’s House, TRIO Central Texas has housed numerous patients and their families on a limited-occupancy basis this year, and we look forward to serving even more as we move past the pandemic.
Watch a beautiful and touching YouTube video tribute to Amy's life-saving donation at https://youtu.be/2qabhNSCzi0
We have two websites and a Facebook page that detail our activities here in Central Texas: www.triocentraltexas.org and www.amyshouse-temple.org.