Jordan Merecka Caring Heart Award

Each year, Deep Cypress Alliance honors an outstanding individual or family at the annual Fashion With Passion event. The honoree receives up to $5,000 to the nonprofit of their choice and the Jordan Merecka Caring Heart AwardThe Award is an acknowledgment of their sacrifice, courage and inspiration to others having turned a traumatic event into something positive for others and the community.

The Fashion with Passion Event began with the Jordan Merecka Caring Heart, the founding program of Deep Cypress Alliance. Past Award Recipients are listed below:

2012 Award
The Merecka Family (Jordan Merecka Caring Heart)

2013 Award
Glenn Wilkerson (A.R.K. – Adults Relating to Kids)

2014 Award
The Chaffin Family (Travis Chaffin Memorial Scholarship)

2015 Award – Spring
The Carroll Family (Texas Children’s Hospital)

2015 Award – Fall
The Pennywell Family (Aaron’s B.A.D.D.)

2016 Award
Melinda & Clyde Gordon (Abby’s Gift)

2017 Award
Melissa & Steven Batchelder (Laurel’s Army)


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