The Deep Cypress Caring Heart (DCCH) is the Founding Pillar for the Deep Cypress Alliance (formerly Celebrating Soul Cypress). In 2012, the Community rallied around Jordan Merecka as he showed courage and strength through his battle with both physical and emotional mountains. At the age of 17, Jordan was the first total artificial heart recipient from Texas Children’s Hospital in downtown Houston, Jordan continues to be an inspiration to his community. Read more about Jordan’s story here: www.texaschildrens.org/about-us/news/releases/texas-childrens-hospital-first-pediatric-hospital-nation-implant-artificial .
In honor of Jordan’s brave journey… Deep Cypress Caring Heart was created.
The DCCH encompasses two programs:
The Jordan Merecka Caring Heart Award
Recognizes inspiring community members who have overcome personal trauma to turn it into a benefit for the community. Nominate your neighbor for this prestigious honor. Candidates will be notified if chosen and awarded at the Annual ‘Fashion with Passion’ Event each Fall.
The Jordan Merecka Caring Heart Assistance
Provides financial assistance to individuals or families who have experienced a temporary financial setback due to personal trauma or tragedy in the community of Cypress zip codes. These are our neighbors, friends and family who just need an extra ‘boost’ during a difficult time. Funds are distributed on an, ‘as needed’ basis throughout the year.
Deep Cypress Alliance does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.