Donations accepted for construction of prison chapel

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A fund-raising organization intends to build a chapel for all faiths at the prison in Cuero. The Stevenson Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has no chapel facilities but has a growing numbers of inmates attending religious services. TDCJ’s extensive rehabilitation programs, including religious services, have had an impact on the number of offenders returning to prison. Texas has one of the lowest rates in the country.
The group, the Stevenson Chapel Development Corporation, intends to solicit donations and grants to build the chapel at an estimated cost of $1.6 million to $2.5 million. Members are from Cuero, Victoria, Shiner, and other nearby towns. 
The group has a website at that allows donations by PayPal. Members will make presentations to organizations by request. Donations are tax deductible. 
Read more in this week's edition of The Record. Call 361-275-3464 to subscribe to The Record.
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