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    Susan Hill (left) and Azaelia Garcia (center) of the Tri-City Empowerment Council receive a donation from Andrea Strait on behalf of her family and Strait from the Heart for this summer’s Sixth Annual Back to School Bash in Cuero.

Local organizations come together

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

In these trying times, people continue to give. Those who are the beneficiaries of that support are turning right around are paying it forward. One such organization is Strait from the Heart, which was started in memory of D’Metra Strait. Now they have the opportunity to support another local organization, the Tri-City Empowerment council. In August, they’ll put on the Sixth Annual Back to School Bash, which is in memory of Ethosha Lynn Holman.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, there has also been a wave of support spreading constantly. The Strait family wanted to be a part of that.

“I see more and more kids that are in need,” Andrea Strait said, mother of D’Metra Strait. “There were a couple of kids that were needing food and clothing. When you know they’re needing that, when they go back to school, they’re going to need supplies. We thought we’d reach out and do that in memory of D’Metra and Strait from the Heart.”

“D’Metra had a big heart, and if she had it, she would give,” Andrea continued. “That’s why we’re giving this year, the Strait family.”

Azaelia Garcia and Susan Hill work alongside Viola Holman and the Tri-City Empowerment Council to make a difference locally. Even through COVID-19, they’re hoping to make this year’s bash bigger than ever. That’s possible because of donation like the one from Strait to the Heart.

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