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Grant Gives Local Non-Profit Break Room a Face Lift

A $20-thousand donation from the Alcoa Foundation of Alcoa Howmet made it possible for workers to construct a new employee at Beacon Lighthouse in Wichita Falls.
    A generous donation from one local company helps a Wichita Falls non-profit organization make some major repairs.
    Thanks to a $20-thousand donation from the Alcoa Foundation, employees at the Beacon Lighthouse now have a new break room for their use.
    The money was use to install an air conditioning unit, something the room didn't have before.
    There's also new flooring, a new ceiling, appliances, and tables and chairs.
    Buddy Edgemon, president of the Beacon Lighthouse, says, "Every non-profit organization needs a champion.  These guys have stepped up and become our champion.  It's just a wonderful feeling to know we have community support."
    Monty Gillespie, plant manager at Alcoa Howmet, says, "It's a night and day difference.  I was here before they started construction and renovation of the room, and it's outstanding results.  We're very happy to be a part of it."
    Beacon Lighthouse employs mainly blind and visually impaired workers.
    Employees produce the lighthouse's major product lines: cleaning products, kits for aircraft cleaning, emergency lights, and stainless steel sponges.
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