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Welcome Paul McIntier, Program Coordinator
Hutto Has Heart, a non-profit service organization, hires new Program Coordinator
HUTTO, Texas – Hutto Has Heart, a non-profit service organization, has hired Paul McIntier as the new Program Coordinator to handle assistance applications and foster community relations with Williamson County organizations and businesses who provide services for Hutto residents.
McIntier describes his new role as a dream job. “It’s one of the simple pleasures in life – to be able to help out your neighbor and spread a little good in the world,” he said. “I may not be able to do much by myself, but knowing that I had a small part in helping someone keep their lights on a little longer or get help finding a job? That’s a great feeling.”
In his new position, McIntier will work with Hutto residents who, due to hardship, need financial assistance with utility bills. In addition, he can put residents in touch with other service providers such as the United Way, Goodwill, or the Hutto Food Pantry, as well as direct residents to area job fairs or financial and career counseling services.
“We are thrilled to have Paul join our team at Hutto Has Heart,” said board member Stacie Feller. “Having him on board will allow us to offer regular office hours and more consistent help to our community.”
Hutto Has Heart also manages a Pink Out Fund in order to assist residents who face cancer-related debts. For the past several years, Hutto students have hosted various Pink Out fundraising activities to raise money for people with cancer. For McIntier, this may be the most important part of his job. “I’ve had family members and friends who’ve been affected by cancer, and I know the struggles with the disease itself can be bad enough,” he said. “But when you add in the medical bills that can pile up, the whole thing can take an unbelievable toll. I want to be a part of easing that burden in any way I can.”
Hutto Has Heart is a non-profit that was born from the community efforts to assist those affected by the Bastrop wildfires of 2011. Area leaders noticed that Hutto residents were quick to provide money, supplies, and other resources to the Bastrop area, and they decided that Hutto residents should have an outlet to continue that love of giving year-round. Through donations from residents and local merchants, Hutto Has Heart can provide financial assistance to those who need help with utilities or cancer-related medical bills.