CORINTH — McKinney-based nonprofit Mission Regan will soon deliver medicines to residents using a vehicle donated by CoServ.
After a recent accident, Mission Regan’s former delivery truck— donated from the CoServ fleet in October 2014— was totaled. With medical deliveries pending, Mission Regan reached out to CoServ, which agreed to provide a 2009 Ford F-150 from its fleet service.
“CoServ is happy to help such a deserving nonprofit that is truly making a difference,” said Donnie Clary, President/CEO of CoServ. “This vehicle has traveled hundreds of miles serving our Members and Customers. Now, it will travel hundreds more to serve others.”
“Mission Regan is abundantly thankful to CoServ,” said Josh Willis, Mission Regan Executive Director. “Our organization experienced a devastating loss. Without transportation, we could not function – deliveries and pickups were impossible, and we could not meet the urgent medical needs of our community. The donated truck gets Mission Regan back in action. We are here and ready to serve.”
In addition to transferring the truck title and handing over the keys, CoServ – through a $600 donation by Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford in Lewisville – also made sure the truck had a new battery, four new tires and a complete detail.
Arius Stanburry, 26, of Allen, heard about Mission Regan while in a McKinney hospital undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. A hospital employee told him about the organization, which he calls a lifesaver. “They made an uncomfortable situation comfortable for me,” he said. “It’s just a blessing to have someone like them.”
“It’s community helping community,” Willis said. “CoServ’s Community Relations team assisted us, so we can help others. That, after all, is why Mission Regan exists – to bridge the gap between those who have much and those in desperate need. This creates a wonderful picture of service in the North Texas community.”
The donation is one of many ways CoServ supports North Texas communities. Through the CoServ Charitable Foundation, CoServ provides grants from the estimated $850,000 collected each year through Operation Roundup® and from Employee donations.
“Our Members are so unbelievably generous,” said Vicki Sargent, Director of Community Relations. CoServ Board Chairman Anne Vaden (District 5) handed the truck keys to Willis as Board Vice-Chairman Richard Muir (District 1) looked on.
Mission Regan is a 501c3, nonprofit organization based in McKinney, Texas. The organization collects surplus or expired (yet viable) supplies, equipment and medications from local medical facilities. Through partnerships, direct shipments and personal deliveries, the unused, sterile supplies are given to hospitals and clinics in developing countries. In addition, Mission Regan works domestically, serving the local community by collaborating with Samaritan Inn, Hope’s Door and others. As the only ministry of its kind in North Texas, Mission Regan strives to bridge the gap between those who have much and those in desperate need. Serving as a liaison between these medical facilities, Mission Regan exists to share the love of Christ through life-saving, medical treatment. The organization was founded by Josh Willis, a local firefighter and paramedic, and his wife Courtney in 2010, after adopting their son from an orphanage in Uganda. For more information, visit www.missionregan.org.
CoServ Charitable Foundation is focused on supporting education, meeting basic human needs and promoting community vitality. Most CCF funding comes from Members and Customers through Operation Roundup®, with additional donations from Employee payroll deductions, fundraisers and other events. To view all grant recipients or to submit a grant, please visit the CCF area of CoServ.com. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need additional information.