Ashley Porter: San Angelo Public Housing Authority VISTA
March 05, 2018
Ashley Porter was placed by the Concho Valley VISTA Placement Project with the San Angelo Public Housing Authority. Ashley started her VISTA year of service in August 2017. Her VISTA year will come to an end in August 2018.
Ashley has been responsible for getting the Clothing Closet idea to come alive. It had been a dream project of the Family Self-Sufficient program for some time, but could never be formalized until they received a VISTA! Ashley started by calling most big corporations selling clothing to find any type of assistance.
She was able to get Target to donate a $100 gift card and Maurices employees along with Maurice’s customers donated large amounts of very nice clothing. She also called Sears and they donated 10 large clothing racks to help put all these wonderful donated items up. The Public Housing Authority (PHA) and VISTA Ashley are very happy and grateful to Target, Maurice and Sears.
In July 2018 the PHA will host their 8th annual Family Funday. Ashley is currently assisting the Executive Director Becki Salandi along with Mari from HR to gather everything needed for the event.