Evergreen Life Services is thrilled to announce the kickoff of our Texarkana Capital Campaign, EvergreenBUILDS
We hope to raise $1 million to support the purchase and renovation of a building that will allow for Evergreen to serve more individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and provide more vocational training and cultural arts programs. The new, state-of-the-art facility is expected to increase the number of individuals served by 25 percent in Texarkana and surrounding communities.
The majority of adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities are either unemployed or underemployed, despite their ability, desire and willingness to work in the community. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics regularly reports that the percentage of working-age people with disabilities in the labor force is about one-third that of persons with no disability. On average, workers with disabilities face significant gaps in pay and compensation, compared to workers with no disability.
In Texarkana, there are few offerings for employment training and arts for individuals with disabilities. EvergreenBUILDS is a high-mission project, as it will meet the needs of those served by Evergreen and the Texarkana community.
Track our progress and get key updates on our official EvergreenBUILDS campaign website.
The new facility will be located at the former home of the Temple Memorial Treatment Center, located at 1315 Walnut St. Texarkana, TX 75501.