Fox4 reports that thieves broke into Dallas’ Grant Halliburton Foundation offices the weekend of Apr. 20-22 and stole donated auction items and office supplies, as well as petty cash. The organization planned to use the donations as part of its spring fundraiser, a bingo event, which took place on Tuesday.
Kevin Hall, President of the Grant Halliburton Foundation, told Fox4 that about 80 percent of the items for the event’s auction were stolen.
Kathy Crowe, a member of the luncheon’s committee, told Fox4 on Apr. 23, “We are forging ahead and will make the best of a bad situation and flip this story and get the word out about Grant Halliburton. We will go on with our luncheon tomorrow and make sure the good guys win.”
An Apr. 24th post on the organization’s Facebook page said “We are having so much fun testing our luck at The 18th Annual Bingo Bash! Thank you to everyone who came out to support out cause.”
ABOUT THE GRANT HALLIBURTON FOUNDATION
Grant Halliburton Foundation works to strengthen the network of mental health resources for children, teens and young adults; promote better mental health; and prevent suicide.
The Foundation was established in 2006 in memory of a Dallas teen who battled depression and bipolar disorder for several years before his suicide death at the age of 19. The Foundation that bears his name aims to help families and young people recognize the signs of mental illness through a variety of avenues including education, conferences, collaboration and encouragement.
Grant Halliburton Foundation provides mental health education, training and support to more than 31,500 students, educators, parents and professionals annually. Find out more on the organization’s website.