Nextlink Internet is dedicated to providing the best service to our communities. We do this through membership in Chamber of Commerce Associations, charitable contributions, and partnership with school districts and first responder organizations.
We are currently members of the following Chamber of Commerce Associations:
Weatherford Chamber of Commerce, East Parker County Chamber of Commerce, Waco Chamber of Commerce, Midlothian Chamber of Commerce, Decatur Chamber of Commerce, Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce, Springtown area Chamber of Commerce, Stephenville Chamber of Commerce, Venus Chamber of Commerce, and Hewitt Chamber of Commerce.
We have also proudly partnered with the following community organizations:
Nextlink Presents MESH Robotics Team with New Laptops
As part of Nextlink Internet’s ongoing sponsorship of the MESH Robotics Team, three Dell laptop computers were delivered to the team in November. These laptops are already being used by team members to design a rover in CAD, and will allow the team to later program their robot in Java. Many home PCs are not configured to handle the large programs needed by the members, and the laptops provide the team access to these programs at home, and not just during team meetings.
The MESH Robotics Team is part of FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and allows students to learn hands-on systems engineering, CAD, 3-D printing, and programming skills, while they work as a team to design and build a project that will be entered into a robotics competition at the end of the season. Nextlink has been a proud sponsor of MESH team #9886 for two seasons, and we are excited to see what they accomplish this year!
Grace Bridge Food Bank
Grace Bridge operates as a regional food bank serving food-insecure individuals, families, and households in Collin and Denton counties, along with portions of five other counties of North Texas, via biweekly food distributions and community cookouts.
Backpack Buddies of Erath County
Backpack Buddies of Erath County is a non-profit organization that provides children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. They purchase pre-packaged bags from their local food bank and distributes them to students in the surrounding school districts.
FTC Team # 9886 MESHFTC Team # 9886 MESH is a high school robotics team in Hudson Oaks that participate in robotic competitions around North Texas. They help inspire young people by engaging them in a program that build science, math, engineering, and technology skills.
Freedom House of Parker County
Freedom House is a local organization dedicated to fighting abuse and violence. Provides intervention and prevention services for victims of domestic, relationship, dating and sexual violence, and human trafficking. The Outreach program provides individual counseling, play therapy, support groups, legal advocacy, community referrals and community education presentations. REACT (Responding to Every Assault Crisis Team) is a group of volunteers who provide on-site crisis intervention in Parker County through law enforcement to victims of violent crimes and people in trauma. Freedom House offers a 24-hour hotline for victims of family or sexual violence. It also provides emergency shelter to victims of family violence. Crisis intervention and hospital accompaniment is provided for victims of sexual violence.
24 Hour Hotline 817-596-8922
Warriors 4 Wireless
Warriors4Wireless (W4W) is a non-profit formed to bridge the gap between the demand for trained and deployable communication infrastructure technicians, and the thousands of qualified service men and women eager to transfer the skills they’ve learned in the military. Our organization provides training, advanced certification and transitional support, giving veterans the building blocks they need for an exciting and fulfilling career in the our rapidly growing industry.
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.
Home for the Brave
Home for the Brave’s mission is to provide a mortgage free home for a disabled American Veteran. This effort is to construct a home in Ennis, Texas, built specifically for a disabled veteran with special needs due to wounds received in service of our country. Our goal is to reach out to corporate and individual contributors as well as volunteers to assist in this endeavor.
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