AGS Reaches $50k Charitable Donation Mark
The AGS Cares Program made second quarter donations to seven charities that work to improve the lives of children, veterans, impoverished people and animals, both here and overseas.
According to a press release, AGS provides guest guides (site maps) and website services (through TXAD Internet) for more than 1,000 campgrounds, RV parks and resorts across the U.S. and Canada.
“These charities continually work to make a difference in the world and we are pleased to support their efforts with a portion of our revenues,” said AGS President Brian Schaeffer, adding that checks totaling $7,776 were sent to seven charities during the month of May. This brings the total cash contributions to $50,000 since the inception of the program in 2012.
The AGS Cares Program donations included:
• Feherty;s Troops First Foundation: A Laurel, Md.-based nonprofit organization that works to provide meaningful assistance to our service members who have suffered devastating injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan.
• IMA Helps: Headquartered in Rancho Mirage, Calif., IMAHelps organizes annual humanitarian missions to provide critical health-care services, including cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries, to some of the poorest communities in Latin America and Asia.
• Joel Olsteen Ministries: Joel Osteen is a native Texan and the pastor of Lakewood Church, which according to Church Growth Today, is America’s largest and fastest-growing church. Joel Osteen Ministries provides the basic necessities of food, clothing and medical supplies to hungry children and families in need.
• KOA Care Camps: A nonprofit charity of the KOA Owners Association, KOA Care Camps sends kids with cancer to special camps where they can enjoy camping and recreational experiences at no charge to their families. Created in 1984, the program has grown to support 52 KOA Care Camps across the country.
• Operation Kindness: Founded in 1976, Operation Kindness is the oldest and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas. Its mission is to care for homeless cats and dogs in a no-kill environment until each is adopted into responsible homes and to advocate humane values and behavior.
•St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
• The Wounded Warrior Project: This nonprofit organization was set up to provide post-9/11 veterans with a variety of programs to nurture wounded veterans’ minds and bodies, while encouraging their economic empowerment and engagement.
• Imagination Library: Dolly Parton founded the Imagination Library in 1996 to benefit the children of her home county in east Tennessee. The organization fosters a love of reading by children and their families by providing them with specially selected, age-appropriate books each month.