Inspiring

Posted By Paul Harral on 2013 Dec 2 - 3:36pm

The Community Enrichment Center provides immediate assistance and help to those in need, but the long-term goal is to make the people and families it serves independent and self-sustaining

When the Community Enrichment Center started 25 years ago as an outreach program of The Hills Church of Christ in North Richland Hills, its mission was to provide groceries to low-income individuals and families in Northeast Tarrant County. That’s still the mission, but now it is only part...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2013 Dec 2 - 3:00pm

People facing life-threatening diseases need a source of healthy and nutritious against killer diseases

Even as she was dying from her third bout with cancer, Wendy Wilkie was pushing to establish her dream — a non-profit organization that would provide nutritious food to cancer patients in the Tarrant County area. Sue Austin, a personal friend and president of Cuisine for Healing, the...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2013 Dec 2 - 2:57pm

A local foundation is seeking to bring the nation's first comprehensive young adult cancer center to Fort Worth

Not long after her daughter was diagnosed with Stage IV Ewing’s sarcoma, Laura Rutledge attended an event at Carley’s high school. “As I approached the crowd of unaffected-by-cancer, happy, adoring friends, I literally broke into tears,” she says. “This was not my...

Posted By Alison Rich on 2013 Dec 2 - 2:35pm

Former Olympic swimmer and decathlon winner also pioneered a local legacy that's still making a splash today.

Although it happened 45 years ago, for Ronnie Mills, the experience feels fresh as yesterday. His natural athleticism manifested even as a youngster. The Fort Worth resident won the Olympic bronze medal in the 100-meter backstroke at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Just 17 and a student at...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Nov 26 - 12:32pm

To some people, they were merely names, good for local trivia or simply for name-dropping. To others, they were icons, high on marble pedestals, untouchable and remote. They commanded respect even if we could not remember exactly why. We hope to remind you why. To friends and certainly family, they...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Nov 14 - 2:57pm

an overview of our favorite best-sellers.

The Quest by Nelson DeMille $15.60 When it was first published in 1975, Nelson DeMille’s “first best book,” The Quest, had a paltry audience. The story introduced readers to the contemporary Ethiopian...

Posted By james.verheyen on 2013 Oct 3 - 9:40am

The Make a Wish Foundation of North Texas has its biggest fundraiser of the year.

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Sep 26 - 11:42am

It started with a belief that the best way to keep animals out of shelters was to keep them at home.

In five years, the Don’t Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Pantry has grown from a small initiative of the Tarrant Area Food Bank to an independent nonprofit organization serving pet owners from Keller to Mansfield. In 2012, volunteers collected and distributed more than 50 tons of pet food to...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2013 Sep 26 - 11:14am

Many places in Fort Worth provide customized free care to help women feel confident and beautiful while fighting cancer.

During a photo shoot for breast cancer awareness, the 5-foot-9-inch 39-year-old Coqueace “KoCo” Powell stands tall in her six-inch stripper heels. Her feet are still swollen and sensitive from chemotherapy, and stripper shoes come padded for women who spend hours on their feet. They...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Sep 25 - 4:42pm

Goodwill industries of Fort Worth is doing way more than recycling old clothes and goods. This organization recycles lives.

by Kayla Mulliniks Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth stays true to founder Edgar J. Helms’ philosophy: “Giving a hand up, not a hand out.”  Spanning far beyond the typical thrift store, Goodwill branches out to help people with disadvantages or disabilities to obtain the...

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