Jake E's Riding Round Up receives grant

Jake E’s Riding Round Up in Kaufman was one of four area recipients of grant money from the Texas Veterans Commission. Jana Syvrud, Debbie Utterback, Holly Harris and K.W. Harris attended a presentation in Tyler last week to celebrate their work.

Earlier this Summer, Jake E’s Riding Round Up in Kaufman was awarded a $75,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission which will allow them to serve 25 veterans throughout the year through their six-week program.

Jake E was one of four organizations awarded grants by the Texas Veterans Commission’s Fund for Veterans’ Assistance this year in the area alongside the Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity, the Habitat for Humanity of Smith County, and Community Services of Northeast Texas, Inc. All four grantees attended a presentation in Tyler to celebrate their service.

Jake E’s grant, designated as the Veterans Mental Health Grant, will run for a full year; it started on July 1 and will continue until June 30, 2020.

The majority of the funding for the Texas Veterans Commission’s Fund for Veterans Assistance comes from the Texas Lottery Commission’s games designated for veteran support.

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