Our mission is to assist those in need of help with funds for catastrophic events, medical and/or funeral needs. Our vision is to be a leader in galvanizing the community’s involvement to generate financial and emotional support through the outpouring of love and support from the community around the beneficiary. We implement this vision through organizing community benefits in their honor.
Meet The Team
Though he grew up in Groves and graduated class of 1979 from PNG High School, Emmett now resides in Nederland. He’s been employed with Enbridge in Houston for over 31 years. He’s father to two children, daughter JoLynn and husband Donathan & son Jake and wife Kourtney. He is a proud Paw Paw to his two granddaughters, Peyton & Grace. Emmett enjoys family time, riding his motorcycle, hanging out with friends and spending time with the organization.
On top of leading Southeast Texas Circle of Hope, Emmett is also very active in the Patriot Guard Riders – Golden Triangle and participated in the Run For The Wall® in 2018, recognizing and bringing awareness to the sacrifices and contributions made by ALL VETERANS who have served our nation.
In early 2010, a high school classmate contacted Emmett about hosting a fundraiser for a fellow classmate who was unable to attend their class reunion due to illness. Because of the success of this benefit, the group ended up doing three other fundraisers that same year to help raise money for others in need.
Before the 80+ benefits that would come to follow, Emmett was involved with several other organizations such as Nederland Little League, Mid-County Pop Warner Football and Nederland Babe Ruth League. He is an active member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the ACTS program in Nederland. Emmett also serves as the Mayor Pro Tem for the Nederland City Council.
Emmett was named Mr. Nederland in 2017 and he's been the recipient of several other awards and accolades including KFDM's Hometown Heroes (2015), KFDM's Pay It Forward program (2013), the Community Builder Award from the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas (2015) and the Port Arthur Sertoma Club’s Service to Mankind Award (2019).
Provide the best experience we can offer financially & emotionally for any beneficiary
Maintain a drive and a sense of urgency to succeed in our endeavors
Strengthen our network of our volunteers and effectively show them our appreciation
Wisely spend every dollar donated toward achieving our Mission
Implement honesty, integrity, and accountability in our actions and decisions
Uphold our social responsibilities on a local, state, national & global level
Cultivate a culture of excellence, innovation and creativity in all that we do
Maintain culture of trust and teamwork and respect for the volunteers and the donors
Help as many people in need as possible and we couldn't help others without help from God
WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS
Our foremost responsibilities are to those in need of assistance, their families, the volunteers that have committed their time, and to the donors who have committed their personal resources to our Mission. To fully meet these responsibilities, we are committed to an explicit set of values that we use to guide our daily behavior, actions, and decisions. Our values of ethical behavior are an important part of who we are, and incorporating these values into the fabric of the organization directly impacts our ability to make progress toward achieving our Mission, while simultaneously strengthening our reputation of trust.