First Responders are Shown Some Love
The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation has many funds that utilize volunteers but often these volunteers do so anonymously to respect the applicants’ personal information and the volunteers never know the applicants. Contrary to this usual practice, there are some funds when the volunteers get to meet the recipients and those are cherished moments. For example, the First Responders Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, along with the help of Preston and Forest Tom Thumb Bakery, helped make a brighter Christmas for hundreds of First Responders at fire, police and 911 call stations. The First Responders Fund of the DJCF pays for holiday dessert trays to go to dozens of locations around Dallas. This is just a small way to say thank you to our first responders for being on duty to protect and serve each of us and to remind them we appreciate all they do to help keep us safe. This year more than 30 families and individuals made these deliveries all over the Metroplex, including stations in Wylie, Richardson, Lewisville, Plano and Dallas. Some volunteers intentionally chose stations far away to ensure those that normally don’t get treats from their neighbors got the attention and love they deserve. One volunteer appreciated the opportunity to say thank you to some of the most important people in our Dallas Community. Another said they probably liked it more than the recipients!! It was a feel good moment for so many, not just the recipients. Our community rallied together after the tragic shooting of five noble Dallas police officers three years ago and since then the First Responders Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation has provided a feeling of love and appreciation. Through the generosity of others, the number of trays continue to grow each year. Let us keep that united spirit alive and continue to show our support. To learn more or to volunteer for the next delivery please write to email@example.com.