Hill Country Community Ministries marked its 30th anniversary on October 17, 2013. This a great milestone in our history and rather than one big celebration event, we will celebrate with various events and activities throughout our 30th year. We want to take time to celebrate our shared accomplishments and express our gratitude to our many partners, donors, volunteers, and our great community. Thousands of families have been helped during their time of crisis over the last three decades. We couldn’t do it without you!
Telling our Story...
White Lens Productions Donates Video
We are grateful to Jerry White at White Lens Productions and his team for the gift of a 90-second video about HCCM, which they shot recently at our facility. This incredible gift was the result of a door prize donated by White Lens Productions to Leander Chamber of Commerce for a recent Chamber monthly luncheon meeting. No, we didn’t win the door prize, but our good friends at H-E-B Leander did. And as they have all their own professional video production and marketing tools, H-E-B and the Leander Chamber donated the prize to us! The result is a video we are proud to share.
Executive Director Sherry McDonnell commented that, “Jerry and his team are great to work with—from concept, to scripting, to the shoot itself, through post-production and all the details along the way, they are professional and focused on delivering a quality product. And, they make the whole process very comfortable.” You can go to their website at White Lens Productions for more information about Jerry and his video production company.
Jerry White (left), owner of White Lens Productions, and Jeff Johnson, producer and business
relations manager, review the script and set up equipment for HCCM video shoot.
In addition to posting the video here on our website, we have made DVD’s available to all our supporting churches and asked them to share the video with their congregations. We also need to give a big “thank you” to Pastor Bren Robison and his staff at Leander Assembly of God for copying and donating all the DVD’s.
2013 Annual Report to the Community
360,000 Meals Provided to Families in Need!
Good stewardship and accountability are guiding principles of HCCM. We are committed as an organization to follow nonprofit best practices to ensure fiscal responsibility, good governance, and operational efficiency. As part of this ongoing process, HCCM contracts each year with an outside accounting firm to perform an independent audit of our finances. After the annual audit completed, HCCM provides a summary report to the community with a snapshot of our progress for the previous year.
As we continue on our journey, now in our 30th year, we are grateful to our community for your faithful and generous support. Did you know that last year we distributed more than 225 tons of food to families in need—which equals some 360,000 meals! Review the 2013 Annual Report Summary.