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$50,000 donated to Austin’s House

Nevada Appeal staff report

Terry Palmitier, right, of Austin’s House, accepts a donation from Patty Clark, founder of the Austin Kirby Foundation, at the Cowboy Mardi Gras fundraiser held this year.

Austin's House recently received a donation of $50,000 from Patty Clark, founder of the Austin Kirby Foundation, who with her colleagues at Century 21 Clark Properties worked to raise donations for the facility with fundraisers and direct requests.

The Austin Kirby Foundation is the largest single donor for Austin's House, a non-profit emergency shelter home named in honor of Clark's grandson, Austin Kirby.

"We can't express our gratitude to Patty Clark with simple words," said Conrad Buedel, president of the Austin's House Board of Directors. "The donations from Patty and the Austin Kirby Foundation have allowed Austin's House to be successful from day one. Patty has supported our cause in so many ways that we can never thank her enough."

Austin's House, the only emergency children's shelter in rural Northern Nevada, is sustained through donations of cash, food, clothing and other basic necessities. Children are placed at Austin's House after being removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. The facility has cared for more than 300 children since opening in September 2007.

For more about the Austin Kirby Foundation, call Clark at 775-782-7111.

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