As current members of the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce, East Parker County Chamber of Commerce, Waco Chamber of Commerce, Midlothian Chamber of Commerce and Hewitt Chamber of Commerce, we are dedicated to providing the best service to our community.
We also proudly partner with the following community organizations:
McLennan County Pack of Hope
Pack of Hope exists to erase child hunger in McLennan County by supplying participating school districts and their eligible students with backpacks of food from Friday-Sunday. Ensuring our children are fed over weekends and holidays, allows kids to focus throughout the week on their studies and have the resources necessary to excel in school.
Erath County Humane Society
The Erath County Humane Society offers shelter to the homeless and unwanted animals in the area. Not only do they care for the homeless animals, they also reunite lost pets to their owners. The shelter is non-profit and depends on the community to help continue their dedication to the welfare of animals.
Wounded Warrior Project
NextLink is running a fundraiser for Corporal Cody Jones. The funds we raise during this fundraiser will be utilized to build a home for a veteran in Ennis, Texas. NextLink employees are soliciting pledges for the number of minutes they will exercise during the month of May and June. We are also accepting one-time donations via a “Go Fund Me.” The link is gofundme.com/uy5d7r4.
Corporal Cody Jones, born January 29, 1991 in Covina, California. He moved to Grandview, Texas where he graduated from high school in May 2009. Cody joined the Marine Corps in June 2009. After completing basic training he had further training in Spain and Israel. Corporal Cody Jones was deployed to Afghanistan in November 2012. On December 16, 2012 while on an operation, a command detonated IED exploded beneath his M.R.A.P vehicle resulting in injuries that led to the amputation of his left leg, below the knee and right, mid-foot amputation. Cpl. Jones was then transferred to San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas for rehabilitation. He is now attending Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma where he is studying to get his associates degree in gun-smithing. Murray State College (rated #2) is one of only four schools in the country to offer this. Cody’s goal is to one day own his own gun shop.
Cody’s awards/medals include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct, Navy Unit Citation, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and National Defense Medal.
Cody got married in March 2012 to Alexis Fullum. They now have one son, Corey, born on August 29, 2014. Cody and Alexis lost their first son to SIDS when he was six weeks old.
Please help us get this family off to a great new start in their new home and bright future.
Baylor Buddies is an organization that mentors children and teens who are at-risk of dropping out of school. Baylor Buddies allows Baylor students to act as positive role models, develop relationships with children in the community, and help them grow into mature leaders.
Careity Foundation is dedicated to providing on site services for cancer patients in an oncology setting for economically challenged cancer patients, as well as early cancer detection in North Texas. The pediatric palliative care program is directed at providing relief to children with devastating diseases and life threatening illnesses at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth. Since its inception, Careity Foundation has set the platinum standard in the nonprofit community to help with care management and financial aid. Careity Foundation was first in the nation to offer oncology massage in the chemotherapy room, in order to relieve the side effects of drug therapy in cancer patients. Established events like “Celebrity Cutting” and “Careity Rocks” continue to sustain innovative cancer treatment and programs, along with numerous supporting events. Careity Foundation is an active participant in the care and treatment process for cancer. Strong oversight of funded programs and support assures that the vision and strategies outlined in the collaborative process are effectively realized. The Careity founders meet several times a year with its collaborators and physicians, and receive regular reports from the professional staff to ensure appropriate levels and propriety of care. Careity Foundation serves communities in Tarrant County, Parker County and Johnson County, including Fort Worth, Texas, and Weatherford, Texas.
Grace House Ministries
Grace House Ministries is a faith based 501c3 non-profit located in Weatherford, Texas. Founded in 1993, Grace House Ministries strives to promote hope, life, and knowledge in the community through The Options Clinic, Grace House Pregnancy Center, and Pure Truth in-school training program.
The organization is fully funded by the generosity of community members which allows us to offer our services free of charge. We do not accept any government funding and Grace House Ministries is committed to financial prudence, integrity, and accountability. We abide by the seven standards of responsible stewardship developed by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability www.ecfa.org.
The Texas Pythian Home, Inc. provides a safe, stable environment for children to grow physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually to become responsible, independent adults.
Mineral Wells Community
NextLink proudly participated in the Mineral Wells Community school supply drive for kids heading back to school.
A child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA. CASA volunteers are screened and highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system. CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that child or sibling group the individualized advocacy and attention they need. CASA volunteers save taxpayers money and children’s futures by helping children find safe, permanent homes as soon as possible.
Village of Hope – Uganda
In an effort to continue our “Giving Back”, NextLink is sponsoring a girl and a boy at the Village of Hope in Uganda. If you have not had a chance to watch the video about this organization, please take a few minutes to do so (http://villageofhopeuganda.com/about/). As you will see from this video, the staff at this orphanage is doing their best with limited resources to build villages (communities) of hope for orphans and widows where children can live with their siblings in safety and can go to school and learn how to help themselves and their communities.
Village of Hope is providing the basics of life: food, shelter, safety, education, skill training, love and hope. NextLink’s sponsorship will assist this organization in continuing its mission.
We will not be asking staff to conduct a fundraiser or to contribute funds. NextLink is sponsoring these children, aligning actions of our company with the values on which we were founded.
We will have the opportunity to watch the children we sponsor grow and prosper through pictures and messages. Periodically, we will reciprocate and send them pictures of us and cards of encouragement and love.
Ellis County Toy Run