This post is dedicated to asking you to take a moment to help others.

Our community is full of families and individuals that deal with a lot! Some work tirelessly to make ends meet and some go home to an empty house or apartment. It’s time we helped those in need out!

Additionally, there are organizations that function only because of volunteers. They are mostly not-for-profit organizations and they help to benefit the greater good of the community. Without volunteers they would not be around to help others out.

Here are a few ways that you can help by giving back to our community.


Volunteering is a great way to not only get connected on our community, but to say “thank you” for what others do without being paid anything in return.  Volunteering is done simply because you care and because you want to help other out.  There are hundreds of wonderful agencies and non-profits that can benefit from volunteers such as local Churches, homeless organizations, the Goodwill, hospitals, places such as Habitat for Humanity and even local animal shelters. To find an opportunity that might fit your hours or needs, simply do a search for “volunteer in Dallas” or your local city and start to connect with organizations nearby.

Say “Thank You” to those who serve.

This might seem like a basic gesture but it does not happen often and should happen more.  When you pass a police officer, or firefighter, or any member of the community that serves our city in uniform, please stop them and take a moment to say “thank you” for all they do to protect us and our loved ones. A smile and a few words can go a far way for these brave women and men.

Do your part.

When you walk down the street, or stroll around White Rock, or venture downtown, have you ever noticed any litter or trash sitting on the street?  Don’t simply pass it, pick it up and throw it away.  I’m not asking you to pull off the highway and pick up litter all day, but I’m asking you to play your part in helping make our city beautiful and stay beautiful.  Similarly, if you have garbage in your hands don’t throw it on the ground.  Put it in a designated trash can.  We’re all working together to keep Dallas and Fort Worth great cities!

While some of these truly are small things, they can make a world of difference to people. Together we can make a change!

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