That meant hurricane victims who needed diapers had to rely on diaper banks in Austin and San Antonio. Brand new in the job at the time, McDaniel also recalls taking on some significant tasks early in her position. For weeks, volunteers and board members unpacked truckloads of diapers. In fact, one day, three UPS trucks unloaded box upon box of diapers. All the while, McDaniel handled logistics, including finding trucks and drop-off locations and getting food donated to feed volunteers. McDaniel is no stranger to the roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-it-done mentality of the nonprofit t world. Raised by a single mom, McDaniel appreciates the need to support struggling families, some of whom may not be able to afford clean diapers.
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In , women joined the chorus for the first time, and the name was changed to Stonewall Chorale, the nation's first lesbian and gay chorus. The tour inspired the formation of many new lesbian and gay choruses. Composers Libby Larsen and Ned Rorem were among those commissioned to write pieces for the Festival, and Gregg Smith served as guest conductor.