Members serving their communities | Fall 2022 TAA Community Service Stars

TAA Members care about the lives that we touch and strive to make a difference with each interaction.  The rental housing industry provides a fulfilling and rewarding career with opportunity to impact others in a positive way. Texas Apartment Association recognizes Community Service Stars who volunteer their time and resources in the neighborhoods and communities they serve.

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AASET 20th Annual Tasting for Some Other PlaceAPARTMENT ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS — HEARTS COMMITTEE Kathy Barrilleaux, Lester Bias, LeQuishcia Bobb, Earnestine Colbert, Leslie Cordell, Chris Danna, Felicia Droddy, Cheryl Gray, Michelle Guidry, Kanisha Guillory, Hope Hilz, Nelson Jiminez, Jessica Loeb, Joni LeDoux, Rhonda Martin, Rachel Perry, Tina Prince, Sharon Smith, Billy Smith, Sr., Jose Soto, Luz Soto, Laura Rennick, Pat Valsin

A Tasting for Some Other Place (SOP) is an annual gathering of churches, area businesses and other organizations throughout Southeast Texas, to prepare, serve and sample delicious food from the best cooks anywhere and to raise funds to support the mission work of SOP. All proceeds from the 20th Annual Tasting support Some Other Place, so they can continue to provide the supportive services they offer to the local community. Some Other Place of Beaumont, Texas, was founded in 1968 by the local religious community to meet the unfulfilled emergency needs of the impoverished and “hurting” residents of the Beaumont community. When an individual reached that place in life where they had nowhere else to turn, it was said to go to “Some Other Place” to seek help. That was the beginning of Some Other Place—a uniquely special place to meet the needs of those in need.

The Apartment Association of Tarrant County Christmas in JulyAPARTMENT ASSOCIATION OF TARRANT COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE JoAnn Beard, Chair, Alexandra Rohloff, Amy Hurdsman, Andree Bel-tran, Aubrey Barnett, Becca Brown, Brittney Cagle, Cayce Coon, Chelcie Brown, Cheryl Caudill, Court-ney Cagle, Dani Keck, Desiree Flores, Erin Char-train, Heather Cotten, Jackie Cagle, Jamie Woody, Jenn Wallace, Jessica, Clancy, Jimmy McClung, Keith McAndrew, Kellie Blumberg, Kristen Vick, Kristi Greer, Linette Reyes, Lori Palumbo, Malia Mims, Micah Stevenson, Morgan Collier, Natasha Jones, Patty Utley, Samantha Wallace, Shannon Cleveland, Shay Mickler, Stacie Parish, Stephanie Rusnak, Valerie Updegrove and Zach Tarrant

AATC held a Christmas in July event to support the kids and families of United Gospel Mission (UGM) located in Tarrant County, Texas. They compiled lists of children at the mission with likes and/or needs to purchase gifts that they would love and appreciate. They were able to support almost 50 families!
The children got a full day to just be kids and enjoy Santa, presents and fun. The fun included a bounce house, video game truck (donated by Sherwin-Williams), yard games, sno-cones and hot dogs (donated by Valet Living). The families were extremely grateful to be able to give their kids a day they will always remember!

HAA TAA Community Service StarsHOUSTON APARTMENT ASSOCIATION Brooke Bogdanski-Steidel with Greystar

HAA held a school supply drive with a request for donations from the membership. Greystar, with Brooke as the lead, collected school supplies for the Spring Independent School District. She helped coordinate the collection and drop off of 20 large boxes of supplies helping to provide the district’s more than 35,000 students with the tools they will need for their school year.

SAAA 100 Club lunch 2022SAN ANTONIO APARTMENT ASSOCIATION — THE 100 CLUB Amber Edwards, Armando Barrientez, Candace Dietrich, Celine Williams, Chris Brown, Cory Palmer, Crystal Zamago, Dawn Oldham, Debbie Andrada, Debbie Wiatrek, Gary Greene, Hillary Jeffery, Jennifer Bain-Brown, Jennifer Morales, Jennifer Olivares, Jenny Elbel, Jocelyn Rivera, Jose G. Ramos, Kelly Shipley, Keri Hall, Michelle Rodriguez, Nobie Ann Saenz, Patricia Goergen, Randall Baker, Tabatha Blunt, Vanessa Dyer and Zach Hoyuela.

The 100 Club assists families of fallen officers and supports the children of the officers through a scholarship they receive when they turn 18. This committee raised $10,000 through a raffle and also assisted at the annual luncheon honoring the fallen and announcing scholarships. SAAA also volunteered to roll meatballs, which were used for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

TYLER APARTMENT ASSOCIATION NETX Properties, Waggoner Creek, Auberge of Tyler, CF Investments, Deerwood, Fox Run, Garden Hill, Hunter’s Glen, Legends of Lindale, The Madison, Marquis at the Cascades, Mediterranean Homes, Paladine, Palomar, Reserve at Hagan, Royal Crest Village on Broadway, Villas of Pine Ridge.

The Tyler Apartment Association hosted “Anything is Possible” Supply Drive for Hope Haven of East Texas and Nelda Shaver’s Ministry in Texarkana. Members of the association collected 10 most-needed supplies for each of these causes and two truckloads of supplies for each of these charities.

Corsicana Apartment Association TAA Community Service Stars Fall 2022CORSICANA APARTMENT ASSOCIATION Barbara Long, Cheryl Nix, Beverly Davis

Corsicana Apartment Association was the table sponsor for the 10 Grand Country Jam benefitting the Navarro County Child Advocacy Center and CASA.