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Press Release
June 22, 2006
Contact: Doris Sanchez, Press Secretary
(512) 463-0385
Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. Recognizes Pharr Community Outreach Project/Shalom
Pharr Community Outreach Project/Shalom awarded for Services to Deep Pockets of Poverty

AUSTIN, TX -- Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., commends the Pharr Community Outreach Project/Shalom (PCOP/Shalom) for receiving the 2006 Partners in Transformation Award from the Faith and Service Technical Education Network (FASTEN). FASTEN selected nine organizations nationwide in 2006 for recognition based on their exemplary efforts. PCOP/Shalom was one of three groups in Texas selected to receive the award for providing services and resources to vulnerable populations in the Pharr community and surrounding region.

"It is not only an honor for the Pharr Community Outreach Project/Shalom to receive this award, but it is heartening to hear of an organization that steps in to help the needy and promote the well-being of the community," said Sen. Lucio. "The PCOOP/Shalom should be proud of its accomplishments, and the entire South Texas region should support and salute their enormous efforts."

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