FWHR In the Community
“Thank you Bar-B-Que Luncheon”
The Greater Fort Worth Civic Leaders & The Greater Fort Worth Area Community Charities hosted a “Thank you Bar-B-Que Luncheon” for the military personnel and civilian employees, who work at the Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth on Friday, May 24th. Community leaders from around the Metroplex were invited to come out to the base to thank the men and women serving our Nation. This is the largest event of its kind in the Metroplex. Don Graves 93 year-old Iwo Jima survivor shared stories of his experience. Mayor Kay Granger spoke about how they got the base reopened and gave out awards to several veterans. FWHR participated as a Bronze sponsor and our own FWHR member Sabrina Williams, a veteran herself, attended on behalf of our membership.
Over the past five years FWHR has lent our services to Tarrant Area Food Bank. FWHR volunteers participate in TAFB’s Quality Control program, which helps ensure that those suffering from food insecurity get safe and quality food. Additionally, this volunteer effort allows FWHR members to further their professional relationships through interactions with each other, all while serving the community. Get involved! On October 6th our volunteers moved over 9,000 pounds of food to benefit over 7,200 families in our area.