Salvation Army “Rescue Christmas” Donation Drive


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This year has undoubtedly been full of surprises, struggles, and unexpected outcomes for many across the US and the world. With the holidays just around the corner, it’s fair to say that we could all benefit from sharing some kindness and lending a helping hand to others. The Medford Team is always happy to promote local community or charity events providing opportunities to help those in need!

With a slight change in protocol due to COVID-19, the Salvation Army is taking their holiday donation drive virtual this year. Helping others is as easy as a tap or swipe on your smart device. This is great news – the foundation says it could serve up to 155 percent more people in 2020 around the holidays, but due to the closing of retail stores, the increasing unemployment rates, consumers carrying less cash and coins, and the decline in foot traffic, they could see up to a 50 percent decrease in funds raised through their iconic Red Kettles. In order to compensate, the Salvation Army is hosting their “Rescue Christmas” Donation Drive, now through late December. Supporters can now donate digitally with Apple Pay or Google Pay at any Red Kettle across the country. They can also ask Amazon Alexa to donate by saying, “Alexa, donate to The Salvation Army,” then specifying the amount. Or, give any amount by texting “KETTLE” to 91999. Red Kettles and bell ringers are not disappearing; they will follow nationally mandated safety protocols, the organization says. And Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program will continue, with gift drop-offs at locations like Galleria Dallas, done in socially distanced ways. Read more

Community Spotlight: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth

 
 

 
 
Every year, Medford Design-Build contributes to the Greater Fort Worth location of The Boys and Girls Clubs of America. We are happy to help make a difference in the lives of the youth of our local community. This organization is also very close to our owner’s heart, as it played a big role in his childhood. We’d like to feature The Boys & Girls Clubs of America in our community spotlight blog this month; here is some information about their mission and history via www.bgca.org:
 
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Community Event: First Annual Pink Teal Luncheon for Women’s Cancer Awareness

 
 


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Community event time! Coming up in September, there is a great community event going on right here in Arlington, Texas, to promote women’s cancer awareness and bring hope to the community. The first annual Pink Teal Luncheon is an opportunity for guests to hear about survivors and their journey with cancer. The goal is to make this an annual event raising awareness of cancers that most often affect women – Breast and Gynecologic Cancers. 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and 1 out of 100 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer by age 70. Though it is less common than breast cancer, ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.
 
 
You’re invited to come participate in the inspiring dialogue between two amazing survivors – Shannon Miller, Olympian & ovarian cancer survivor and local coach, Sam Morrow, breast cancer survivor.
 
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Hear My Cry Foundation’s 3rd Annual ‘Ride 4 Suicide’

 
 

 
 
July is National Mental Awareness month, and the Hear My Cry Foundation is hosting a great event to support the fight against suicide and support the awareness of mental illnesses.
 
The 3rd Annual Community Charity Event, entitled “Ride for Suicide,” will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017. The festivities will begin at 11:00 am with a motorcycle ride from Terrell (Ben Gill Park) to Flag Pole Hill 8100 Doran Circle Dallas, TX 75238. A fun, family-friendly cookout and entertainment will follow the ride at Flag Pole Hill.
 
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