Turtle Wing Foundation continues to grow and serve more families in our rural community. This growth requires additional funding and support to achieve their mission of “helping individuals with learning challenges in rural areas achieve their full potential by providing access to a shared network of emotional, educational, and therapeutic resources.” Turtle Wing’s budget for this fiscal year is $379,500, 948% of their first budget in 2012! This year Turtle Wing was blessed by the generosity of philanthropists, John and Betty Burkland, as they donated a 1972 Bronco Sport to be raffled off. The Burkland’s have a personal connection to Turtle Wing’s mission and have not only donated the vehicle but also patiently assisted with sharing the raffle and the Bronco around Fayette, Colorado, and Lavaca counties to encourage participation and share the good works of the foundation. Anyone interested in supporting this effort may visit https://turtlewingfoundation.betterworld.org/events/ford-bronco or simply go to TurtleWing’s website or Facebook pages. The drawing will take place at the 2nd Annual Turtle S’Wing & Shoot at Big Easy Ranch in Columbus on September 20, 2021. This will be streamed on Facebook Live at 6 PM for those who are not present to view. Chances are $25/ticket and may be purchased on-line only. Turtle Wing Foundation helps provide Early Intervention, Supplemental Services and Community Education & Advocacy programming to children and families from Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca and surrounding counties with academic, social-emotional, behavioral and/or developmental needs. To learn more about Turtle Wing Foundation visit our Facebook page or call 979-505-5090.
Pictured (L-R): Pictured with the 1972 Bronco Sport are Cate & DeeAnn Hooper/founder and board president of Turtle Wing Foundation with Betty & John Burkland, who were gifted an EcoArt Turtle in appreciation of their generosity.