'The time is always right to do the right thing' Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Saturday, January 14 the Southwest region of the DFW Church volunteered at the Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth. The shelter houses and cares for close to 700 homeless 24/7 365 days a year. That day, 167 volunteers from the Southwest region including children, teens, campus, singles and marrieds served at the shelter. The project included multiple areas of service. Many members volunteered at the Women and Children’s Shelter, which cares for single mothers and their children. Volunteers at the Women and Children’s Shelter ran craft stations, carnival games and activities for the mothers and children living at the shelter. Across the street several volunteers overhauled the shelter’s warehouse containing thousands of donations from diapers to bicycles. Volunteers at the warehouse packed more than 60 home-starter boxes for case managers to take to single mothers establishing independency after leaving the shelter. Another group of volunteers, cooked and served food for the residents of the Women and Children’s Shelter and volunteers. Volunteers also restored the inside of a veteran’s shelter called the Patriot House. Restoration at the Patriot House included cleaning and painting two kitchens and their living space, changing lights, hanging posters, cleaning windows and more.