Arvest Foundation Supports Douglass East Side Community Center with $10,000 Grant | Community

Ongoing improvements to the Douglass East Side Community Center will get a little easier thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the center, where Arvest Bank representatives Craig Taliaferro, Hal Labyer, Angela Spradlin and Larry Benson presented a check to staff members Deron Jones, Shannon Hall-Sanders, Rudy Sanders and Michael Fugett.

This is the third Arvest Foundation grant the center has received in the past two years and will go towards upgrading an HVAC unit and kitchen equipment.

“We were thrilled to receive another grant from the Arvest Foundation to help with the kitchen renovation,” said Shannon Hall-Sanders. “We are currently serving take-out meals, but this grant will allow us to complete the renovations, which will allow us to reopen the kitchen for in-person dining. »

The center’s mission is to help meet the emotional, social, physical and mental health needs of independent seniors in the community.

“We are proud to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation,” said Labyer, who is president of the Arvest Community at Duncan. “The center provides a vital service to our community. The volunteers who bring this program to life are passionate about their mission and we are happy to support them.

Jill E. Washington