Join Us in the Fight Against Substance Abuse

The Ninth Annual Helen Cordes Award Dinner is one week away—Feb. 22 at the Stafford Centre in Stafford, Texas—with all proceeds benefiting the Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse. Sprint Waste Services is once again a gold sponsor of the evening, with our partner Reagan Swinbank sitting on the FBRC’s board of directors.

“We couldn’t be happier to sponsor the Helen Cordes dinner and support the important programs the council makes possible in our community,” Swinbank said. “With substance abuse and addiction issues so prevalent in today’s headlines, FBRC’s work is more relevant than ever. The council not only helps substance abusers and their loved ones, its programs also help students throughout our area with scholarships and programs that emphasize positive lifestyle choices and healthy coping skills.”

The event is the organization’s annual fundraiser and honors an individual who has given of his or her time and experience to the FBRC. This year’s honoree is Commissioner Vincent Morales, a long-time Fort Bend County resident, businessman and the former mayor of Rosenberg who has been an outspoken advocate for the council and its benefactors. In 2016 Morales was elected to the Fort Bend County Commissioner’s Court and currently serves in his first term.

The Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse began in 1976 when the area was mostly rural and much less populated, making it more difficult for residents to seek help for drug and alcohol addiction. Today the FBRC serves one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, addressing substance abuse through youth prevention, education and leadership development programs; treatment for individuals and families struggling with addiction; and outreach programs to help families and communities stay safe. FBRC reaches the 13,000-plus students in 40 schools in Fort Bend, Lamar Consolidated and Stafford school districts to prepare students to successfully overcome life’s challenges.

For more information about the FBRC or the dinner, click here or call 281.207.2400.