State of TexasSupporters of Healing Hands Ministries traveled to Austin recently to be recognized by the State of Texas for the work the charity medical and dental clinic does for the needy in and around Lake Highlands. State Representative Jason Villalba was on hand to present a resolution honoring Healing Hands as a “faith-based program that relies solely on volunteers and charitable donations”. The resolution singled out Healing Hands as “meriting special recognition for its exceptional humanitarian service”, and it “commended all those associated with the organization”, including donors and volunteers.

The ministry was founded in 2007 by Janna Gardner, at the time an elementary school nurse, and is located at 7475 Skillman. Their new and expanded operation opens April 22 at Royal and Greenville.

Shown in the photo are: Executive Director of the Lone Star Association of Charitable Clinics Jody Hopkins, Janna’s husband Brent Gardner, Founder and Executive Director of Healing Hands Janna Gardner, The Honorable Jason Villalba, Healing Hands Board Member Susan Solomon, and Janna’s parents Shirley and James Burroughs.