Williams Trew adopts Delta Company 1-325 of the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army!

deltacoTheir activity is called,”Williams Trew LOVES Delta Company,” and donations may be dropped off January 23-29, during office hours. (Items will be shipped Feb. 1)

Williams Trew is ‘adopting’ the Delta Company 1-325 of the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army.
Williams Trew agents & staff will be collecting candy, cookies, snacks and handwritten notes of appreciation to send to the Company which was recently deployed.
Our intent is to show our appreciation to our service men and women and highlight the supportive nature and fine citizens of Fort Worth, Texas! (Brice Owen Anthony, AHHS class of ’15 is a member of Delta Company) williamstrew
Donations may be dropped off at the Williams Trew offices at 3707 Camp Bowie Blvd #300, 76109 AND 2821 S. Hulen, 76109.
For more information, email terri.jones@williamstrew.com or call 817-570-9409.
Check out their Website as well: Williams Trew Real Estate
Thanks to organizer, Terri Jones for leadership in compassion.
#MayorsWeekOfService #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #District7 #District3

Kim Ledbetter’s Fashion Design Class at JP Elder Middle School

jpelderTheir activity is called, “PLARN” and it will be held on Tuesday, January 24 & Thursday, January 26, 10:20 am – 4:20 pm.

Kim’s fashion design classes will be making “plarn” (plastic yarn) out of plastic shopping bags. They make the “plarn” and give it to ladies from Wedgwood Baptist Church to crochet into sleeping mats for the homeless.
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Inspiration for this project came from this report: https://youtu.be/hU3uBCgMaNA
It will be held at JP Elder Middle School, 709 NW 21st Street, FW 76164
Thanks to organizer, Kim Ledbetter, for leadership in compassion.
#MayorsWeekOfService #24 #26 #District2

 

 

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo – Sergeant Greg Dotson

Compassionate Fort Worth is collecting items for Sergeant Greg Dotson, to be presented to him on Monday, January 30 at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

stockshowPlease read his story:

 

SGT Greg Dotson gives new meaning to the adage “ARMY STRONG”.

SGT Greg Dotson served as an Army combat medic for 10 years and is credited with saving the lives of more than 160 soldiers during 2 combat tours in Iraq. A native of Red Bud, Illinois, SGT Dotson enlisted in the Army at the age of seventeen. Greg was a line medic with the 1st CAV Division, in the Diyala Province, Iraq in 2007 when a 500lb. High Explosive bomb was detonated under his legs. As a result, SGT Dotson lost his left leg, part of his right thigh and he sustained extensive damage to his right leg ankle and back.

armystrongGreg suffers from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and Post-Concussion Syndrome. Greg still deals with medical issues regarding the shrapnel in his face, head and body. Greg has endured 30+ surgeries with the most recent surgeries occurring in March 2015.

 

SGT Dotson was medically retired from the Army and immediately sought employment as a contractor helping U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan. Greg worked to build base camps and establish Emergency Operations Teams for U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. Greg returned to the Fort Worth area and currently works for Fluor Corporation.

dotson-picSGT Dotson was awarded the Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal (2nd), Army Good Conduct Medal, ARCOM, National Defense Service Medal, GWOT Expeditionary Medal, GWOT Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (2nd), and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device.

SGT Dotson is a devoted husband and the father to 6 daughters. Greg appreciates the opportunities he has been given in life and uses his knowledge and life experiences to help others and influence positive change in young people. Most weekends you will find Greg and his family on the basketball court or tackling some worthwhile outdoor adventure.

SGT Greg Dotson family resides in Keller, Texas. The family travels from Fort Worth to San Antonio often for medical treatment and resides in hotels.

 

  • Clothing: Alena 11, size small junior / Abagail 8, size 8 /  Lillian 7, size 7 / Anabelle 6, size 6 / Amelia 6, size 6  / Audrey 2, size 3T /  Greg – size XL / Amber size M
  • Dry goods
  • Canned goods
  • Toiletries – shampoo, conditioner, cream, soaps, Germex, first aid kits, shower shoes
  • Bed linens – twin size for girls and King size for master bed
  • Blankets Sleeping bags Backpacks
  • Duffel bags
  • Folding lawn chairs
  • Ice chests on wheels
  • Towels

Please download the following PDF and print out the list. Consider giving it to friends or fellow church members: Dotson Family Information

The donation collection point is Ahavath Sholom Synagogue in Fort Worth: 4050 S Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76109, anytime prior to Monday, January 30.

#MayorsWeekofService

Welcome Back Tarrant County – Support for Returning Inmates

Their ongoing outreach will be held on Tuesday, January 24 and Thursday, January 26th.

prisonThis is an opportunity to assist men and women returning from the Texas Department of Corrections into our community. We meet with the returning every Tuesday and Thursday and give resource material, by zip codes. We always need sack lunches, bus passes and immediate needs to people returning with very little, sometimes all they have is what they are carrying. Volunteers are also needed to make sandwiches, packages of hygiene products, food gift cards, etc.
prison2It’s a time to show offer help, compassion and encouragement to men and women who are returning home from prison. Let’s show them compassion as they establish a new life in our city.

This outreach is held at the Texas Department, Parole Division, 3628 McCart, 76109, EVERY Tuesday and Thursday.

To volunteer, please contact Jerry Cabluck at jcabluck@swbell.net or call 817-735-1583.

Thanks to organizers, Jerry Cabluck, David Maddox and James Chandler for being leaders in compassion.

#MayorsWeekOfService #24 #26 #District9

Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County, Inc: MEAL DELIVERY

Their activity is called, Meal Delivery and it will be held on mealswheelsMonday, January 23, Tuesday, January 24, Wednesday, January 25 and Friday, January 27, 10:00AM -12:30PM.

It’s all about meal delivery to homebound citizens in Tarrant County.
It will be held at 5740 Airport Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76117-6005
mealswheels1To volunteer, please email tbuckner@mealsonwheels.org or call 817-258-6409.
Check out their Website as well: mealsonwheels.org
Thanks to organizer, Terry Buckner, for leadership in compassion.
#MayorsWeekOfService #23 #24 #25 #27 #District4

Mercy Clinic of Fort Worth: Winter Care Package Distribution

mercyclinicTheir activity is called, Winter Care Package Distribution and it will be held on Tuesday, January 24 and Thursday, January 26, 5:00PM-8:30PM.
Mercy Clinic Volunteers will be distributing winter care packages to patients and guests of the clinic!
It will be held at Mercy Clinic, 775 West Bowie, 76110.
carepackageTo volunteer, please go to their website to VOLUNTEER!
If preferred, please email them at mercyclinic@mercy-clinic.org or call 817.840.3501.
Thanks to organizer, Peggy Leitch, for leadership in compassion.
#MayorsWeekOfService #24 #26 #District9

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County

Their activity is called, Yard Work Projects for Clients of Meals On Wheels and it will be held ANY day contingent upon the weather and your availability. What a deal!

yardRandee Kaitcer, Client Services Director says, “We are seeking volunteers for large yard projects for our homebound, elderly and disabled clients. Primarily large yard projects – removing split tree, trim back shrubs, etc.”
You can volunteer to serve in VARIOUS LOCATIONS across Fort Worth. Their office is located at 5740 Airport Freeway, Fort Worth, 76117
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To volunteer, please email randee@mealsonwheels.org or call 817-258-6421.
Thanks to organizer, Randee Kaitcer for leadership in compassion.
#MayorsWeekOfService #21 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #District4