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Giving To Those Who Need A Boost

By Jane Whitmore - | Nov 24, 2020

FEED OUR KIDS -- Bethany Lutheran Church Youth Director Kristen Rienhardt (left) is pictured with Bethany youth Jameson Boevers, Sloan Rodemeyer, and Maysen Theesfeld, who volunteered to fill backpacks for the Feed Our Kids, Emmetsburg, program. The Feed Our Kids program recently received a $22,000 grant from the Ken W. Davis Foundation in Fort Worth, TX. Tom Magee of Emmetsburg, an employee of Great Western Drilling, Ltd., owned by the Davis family, and his wife, Cindy, applied for the grant to aid the Iowa charity. --submitted photo

by Jane Whitmore

The Feed Our Kids, Emmetsburg, program has been meeting the needs of food-insecure children for six years. This year, when families are struggling through the COVID-10 pandemic, funding to support Feed Our Kids came from the Ken W. Davis Foundation in Houston, TX.

“The opportunity to apply for grant funding came our way through the Ken W. Davis Foundation,” said Cindy Magee, a founding member of Feed Our Kids, Emmetsburg. “We were so surprised when we received a check for $22,000. This is approximately the cost of our yearly expenses.”


Honor Awards

Leadership Honor Awards are presented annually to employees of Great Western Drilling, Ltd. and Kendavis Finance, Ltd. The two 2020 awards were presented to employees who were chosen for their charitable activity during the calendar year of 2019.

Tom Magee is an employee of Great Western Drilling, Ltd. Great Western Drilling has two locations – Midland, TX and Fort worth,TX. Tom’s wife, Cindy, has worked with and promotes Feed Our Kids, Emmetsburg.

The awards are based on charitable activities, including services provided to non-family individuals in need; service activities rendered to a 501(c)(3) charitable organization; or services that benefit the local community.

The Ken W.Davis Foundation selected Tom and Cindy Magee of Great WesternDrilling Co. to receive its 2019 Leadership Honor Award. The Magees designated Emmetsburg Educational Foundation to receive his leadership award contribution to support Feed Our Kids, Emmetsburg.

“We are so grateful to Ken W. Davis Foundation for supporting an Iowa charity,” said Cindy Magee. “Feed Our Kids, Emmetsburg, currently serves 79 students each week.”

Read the full article in The Reporter.