Saldivar Health Center, Meridian Care, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice and Jim Wells County Economic Development Corporation donated $900 to Community Action Thursday for its program to assist health students with childcare.

The funds will assist students in the RN and LVN program with childcare or substitute care during interviews.

“It will be money well spent,” said Leroy Espinoza with Community Action accepting the donation. Representing the EDC were Dean Kruckenburg and County Judge L. Arnoldo Saenz.

The program is a joint effort between Community Action and Coastal Bend College.

“That’s the key collaboration, with funds being cut everywhere,” Kruckenburg said.

“If we are going to move forward, we are going to have to collaborate.”