KSAT12 donates $25,000 to help San Antonians recover from devastating winter storms
To help the community during this difficult time, KSAT12 recently donated $25,000 towards the Let’s Help SA fund. By donating $25,000 to the “Let’s Help SA” project with Morgan’s Wonderland, we can help the city get back on the road to healing. These organizations are SAMMinistries, the San Antonio Food Bank and Haven for Hope. Haven for Hope provides, coordinates and delivers an efficient system of care for people experiencing homelessness in San Antonio. AdThe Let’s Help SA emergency fund will be open for donations through 11:59 pm this Sunday, February 28.
Let’s Help SA emergency fund seeks donations to help San Antonians recover from devastating winter storms
These organizations are SAMMinistries, the San Antonio Food Bank and Haven for Hope. The San Antonio Food Bank provides food to those in need. AdHaven for Hope provides, coordinates and delivers an efficient system of care for people experiencing homelessness in San Antonio. To help the community during this difficult time, KSAT12 recently donated $25,000 towards the Let’s Help SA fund. By donating $25,000 to the “Let’s Help SA” project with Morgan’s Wonderland, we can help the city get back on the road to healing.
Emergency fund established to help San Antonians affected by winter storm
SAN ANTONIO – An emergency fund was set up Monday to help San Antonio residents recover from last week’s devastating winter storm. “Our research indicates the greatest needs right now are food, water and shelter,” Hartman said. A companion relief effort, SAWS’ Community Pipe Repair Fund, has been established to help pay for urgently-needed plumbing repairs, said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg. AdThe fund will provide help for San Antonio Water System residential customers in Bexar County who suffered water pipe damage in their homes due to the storm, Nirenberg said. “The program will prioritize emergency pipe repair that risks causing harm to life, health or safety of the occupants,” Nirenberg said.
Nonprofit’s new sports complex to offer 28 courts for people of all ages, abilities
The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. While Morgan’s Wonderland made the difficult decision to close for the remainder of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, that included delaying the grand opening of Morgan’s Wonderland Sports. Morgan’s Wonderland Sports is a three-acre ultra-accessible sports complex, offering fitness and fun for athletes of all ages and all abilities, the group said. “It’s the latest addition to our growing ‘family’ of ultra-accessible, fully inclusive facilities for those with and without special needs,” said Gordon Hartman, CEO and founder of Morgan’s Wonderland. “Just like Morgan’s Wonderland, we are ultra-inclusive and we all about inclusion," said Brooke Matula, recreation therapy director for Morgan’s Wonderland Sports.
President Trump’s COVID-19 comments draw reaction from San Antonio coronavirus survivors, loved ones
Gonzalez said her father, who is dealing with the death of his wife of 51 years, is home from the hospital but relies on a tracheotomy to help him breathe because of COVID-19. “I think that, obviously, my mom’s perspective would be you should be very afraid of the virus,” Gonzalez said. “I’m more mobile and more able, but I still deal with a few aches and pains I didn’t have before,” he said. Hartman said he was never hospitalized but was diagnosed with a “moderate” case of COVID-19. I had chills, fever, coughs, a lot of typical things you hear that come with COVID,” he said.
Morgan’s Wonderland founder talks coronavirus impact ahead of virtual gala
SAN ANTONIO – Gordon Hartman, the founder of Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-inclusive theme park, has felt the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic first hand. And it’s allowed me an opportunity to now be involved in giving plasma, which is so desperately needed.”But Hartman said the Morgan’s Wonderland community has also felt the impact. They’ve put on parades, home visits and now a huge KSAT community virtual gala. Because there are so many people who are involved with Morgan’s Wonderland, not just here in San Antonio, but throughout the state, throughout the country,” he said. The virtual gala is happening from 7 to 8 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 25.
Morgan’s Wonderland celebrates a decade of difference with this virtual gala Friday
So while the park is closed for now, that doesn’t mean you can’t lend a hand. Morgan’s Wonderland Inclusion Foundation, a new nonprofit, will coordinate fundraising and planning among all Morgan’s Wonderland-associated projects for years to come, including The MAC (Multi-Assistance Center), the group said. [RELATED: ‘Captain Inclusion’ promotes superpowers of kindness and acceptance for kids at home]The closure of the nonprofit parks will have a dramatic economic impact – a loss estimated at more than $1.3 million, according to Morgan’s Wonderland. Click here for more details on how you can support this mission of inclusion, or simply text MWCHEERS to 797979 to donate today. During the virtual gala through Sunday, if you enter the promo code MWCHEERS in the Favor app, you can get free service from the delivery company.
KSAT Community spotlight: Morgan’s Wonderland ‘Cheers to Ten Years’ virtual gala
SAN ANTONIO – Mark your calendars, you’re invited to Morgan’s Wonderland “Cheers to Ten Years” Virtual Gala! This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Morgan’s Wonderland has decided to gather together apart for its annual gala. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Morgan’s Wonderland made the difficult decision to remain closed for the remainder of 2020. Morgan's Wonderland“As a nonprofit organization, Morgan’s Wonderland relies on our community to support us in growing our mission of inclusion,” said Gordon Hartman, founder of Morgan’s Wonderland. “Your generosity will benefit our new Morgan’s Wonderland Inclusion Foundation (MWIF), which has been created to support the entire Morgan’s Wonderland “family” including Morgan’s Wonderland, Morgan’s Inspiration Island, Morgan’s Wonderland Sports, Morgan’s Wonderland Camp and the Multi-Assistance Center at Morgan’s Wonderland or The MAC,” Hartman said.
Morgans Wonderland focused on Delivering Joy to those who need it most
SAN ANTONIO Right now, we could all use a little joy in our lives and Morgans Wonderland wants to do just that to those who need it the most. The Delivering Joy team is now accepting nominations for people who may need something uplifting in their lives right now. Our doors may be currently closed, but were committed to safely delivering joy to the front doors of our friends who need it most, park founder Gordon Hartman said. Morgans Wonderland sculpture symbolizes bright future on 10-year anniversaryEach special visit will be different and unique. You can go to the parks website to nominate a person needing some joy in their lives and beginning the week of July 20 the Delivering Joy team will start making visits.
SA Live kicks off new series, Inclusion Tuesday with Morgans Wonderland to help connect with children at home
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. SAN ANTONIO Morgans Wonderland made the difficult but necessary decision during the pandemic to close the park for the rest of the 2020 season. Gordon Hartman, founder of Morgans Wonderland and Morgans dad, and his team have been brainstorming ways to go beyond wonderland and still help everyone at home while staying safe together. Morgans Wonderland has been a nonprofit, accessible theme park in San Antonio for guests of all ages and abilities throughout the past 25 years -- and it became the worlds first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyones enjoyment. In each Inclusion Tuesday feature on SA Live, Hartman, a friend of Morgans Wonderland, will discuss some fun ways kids can stay connected with the park during the pandemic.