Jana Almendarez’s legacy will continue to change and impact lives for years to come thanks to Jana’s House, a new home for orphaned girls at the Family Legacy Mission’s Tree of Life Children’s Village in Zambia. The Round Rock Express, in conjunction with Ryan Sanders Baseball, announced fundraising efforts in July to build and maintain the house for years to come with an initial goal of $250,000. The $250,000 initial Jana’s House goal has been fulfilled!
We are excited to announce we have hit our initial fundraising goal for Jana’s House, a new home for orphaned girls at the Family Legacy Mission’s Tree of Life Children’s Village in Zambia. The Express, in conjunction with Ryan Sanders Baseball, had a goal of $250,000 which included the construction of the home. The final $18,000 needed to meet the fundraising goal was raised this past month when Wag-A-Bag partnered with Brown Distributing for a donation drive at Wag-A-Bag locations.
The home is being built in honor of Jana Almendarez, the late wife of Express President Chris Almendarez. Jana passed away on May 14, 2016 after an 11-month battle with Stage IV Glioblastoma. The Express would like to offer a heartfelt and sincere thank you to everyone who has donated or supported the fundraising efforts for Jana’s House. None of this would be possible without the community’s generosity.
Fundraising efforts for Jana’s House will continue as there is a yearly endowment for the house upkeep and maintenance. Plans for future fundraisers will be announced at a later date. For more information on Jana’s House and the story behind the mission, please click here.