Texas-based SpawGlass helps fund sustainability in Africa

One of San Antonio’s largest general contractors has made its first substantial gift under its philanthropic organization.

The SpawGlass Foundation, the nonprofit arm of SpawGlass, has given $104,000 to CREATE! — also known as the Center for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology for the Environment.

The monetary gift marks the first major donation by the SpawGlass Foundation, which was established last year.

The mission of CREATE! is to help those living in poor rural villages in developing countries to combat the effects global climate change. CREATE! works to accomplish this by reducing poverty, increasing water provisions and food production, and creating a better life for themselves, their families and their communities.

The organization’s initial program is taking place in Senegal, West Africa. The long-term goal of CREATE! is to bring its work to other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the developing world.

Ron Taylor, former chairman and CEO of SpawGlass, is a founding board member of CREATE! He retired in 2002, and immediately began the search for new opportunities in which he could bring his 35-plus years in the construction business to bear.

Read the full story in the San Antonio Business Journal.

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