Inicia campamento de verano de la Cotrina para menores

Zócalo| June 18, 2019
By Hervey Sifuentes

Del Rio, Tx. – Con un taller sobre comida saludable arrancó el Programa de Verano de la Comisión Trinacional de Salud (Cotrina), que se llevó a cabo de manera gratuita para niños de nivel primaria, quienes recibirán capacitaciones en distintos temas.

Las agencias que estarán ofreciendo presentaciones durante este programa de verano serán WIC, SCAN, Quad Counties, BCFS Health and Human Services Del Rio y el Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas.

Del Rio, Tx. – The Summer Program of the Trinational Health Commission (Cotrina) started, which was carried out free of charge for primary school children.

The agencies that will be offering presentations during this summer program will be WIC, SCAN, Quad Counties, BCFS Health and Human Services – Del Rio and the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife.

Invita el BCFS a los jóvenes a su programa de verano

Zócalo | June 16, 2019
by Hervey Sifuentes

Del Río, Tx.- El departamento de BCFS Health and Human Sevices de Del Río está invitando a los jóvenes de esta población para registrarse a sus grupos juveniles que tendrán, en donde serán capacitados en cómo tomar las mejores decisiones en su vida cotidiana para un futuro prometedor.

Del Rio, Tx.- Del Rio’s BCFS Health and Human Sevices department is inviting young people from 10 to 17 years of age, to register for their youth groups that they will hold. Youth will be taught how to make the best decisions in their daily lives for a promising future.

Preparan para el 20 la junta de interagencias

Zócalo | June 15, 2019
by Hervey Sifuentes

Del Río, Tx.- Para la próxima junta de interagencias de esta población se tendrá como invitado especial al personal de la Oficina del Sheriff de Val Verde, quienes estarán ofreciendo una presentación denominada “Cuidando a tu comunidad”.

Esta reunión que es organizada por el BCFS Health and Humans Services de Del Rio, se hace con la finalidad de que cada agencia dé a conocer los programas que están llevando a cabo, de esta manera otras agencias pueden aportar algo para mejorar el servicio a la comunidad.

Del Río, Tx.- The next interagency meeting will have a special guest from the Val Verde Sheriff’s Office, who will be offering a presentation called “Caring for your community.”

This meeting, which is organized by BCFS Health and Human Services-Del Rio, is done with the purpose that each agency discloses the programs that are being carried out, allowing other agencies to contribute something to improve the services to the community.

Work continuing in Abilene tornado aftermath

Abilene Reporter-News | June 12, 2019
By Brain Bethel

ABILENE, Texas – More than 300 structures were damaged by the EF-2 category storm in Abilene, Texas. A‘”rebuild” program for those who are uninsured is being coordinated.

The BCFS Health and Human Services team, in partnership with city inspectors, American Red Cross Disaster Assessment, and Texas Baptist Men, built a tornado map which “has allowed us to keep true to our mission of assisting those who were impacted by the tornado,” Cooksey said.

Cotrina ofrecerá campamento de verano

Zócalo | June 7, 2019
by Hervey Sifuentes

Del Río, Tx.- El Concilio Trinacional de Salud está invitando a la comunidad a que participen en su campamento de verano que llevarán a cabo de manera gratuita con la participación de cinco diferentes agencias y organizaciones de esta población.

Del Río, Tx.- The Trinational Health Council is inviting the community to participate in their summer camp that they will carry out free of charge with the participation of five different agencies and organizations of this population.

Providing An Extra Boost

Spirit of Abilene | June 1, 2019
By Loretta Fulton

Shortly after the tornado did its damage early Saturday morning, May 18, Pioneer Drive Baptist Church stepped up, offering its parking lot as a staging area for first responders and volunteers. Within a couple of days, the process had been moved into the gym. Professionals and volunteers with a number of organizations, such as BCFS, the Salvation Army, United Way, and others are showing up 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day to assist. They are tasked with assisting people who don’t have insurance and need access to resources.

Mayor: More than 300 structures damaged in Abilene tornado

Abilene Reporter-News | May 30, 2019
By Brian Bethel

A total of 328 structures were damaged in the May 18 tornado in Abilene, Mayor Anthony Williams said at a news conference Thursday morning, but the city does not “anticipate assistance from the state nor the federal government.”

Prayer Breakfast called for heavenly aid

Hill Country Community Journal | May 11, 2019

By: Bonnie Arnold

More than 200 people attended this year’s National Day of Prayer event in Kerrville on May 1, led by Dennis Ferguson, director of BCFS Health & Human Services, Kerrville’s Community Services Division

The program for the morning said the National Day of Prayer was created by law in 1952 by President Harry Truman as an inspiring way to bring people of all faiths together to pray and mobilize with a common focus.

Beeville family moves back home thanks to disaster recovery partners

Beeville Bee-Picayune | May 8, 2019

BEEVILLE – Mike and Marlene Juranek received the keys to their new home Tuesday, April 30, 20 months after the landfall of Hurricane Harvey. The celebration was made possible through the combined efforts of the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group (CBDRG), BCFS Health and Human Services, and a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield.