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A more compassionate Fort Worth

Posted Jan. 13, 2016

I love this city!

People often ask me what the best part is about Fort Worth. My answer, the people!

In last year’s citywide public engagement study, a citizen praised Fort Worth as being, “Big enough to make a difference and small enough to care!”

And I couldn’t agree more.

As we enter this new year, Fort Worth stands as one of the fastest growing big cities in the nation and the 16th largest, yet still maintains its authentic charm and “small-town” feel. It’s a beautiful combination and one we, at the city, are committed to preserving.

Working off of that “Fort Worth feel,” we are dedicating an entire week to encourage and promote acts of compassionate service in our first ever citywide week of service.

During the Mayor’s Week of Compassionate Service, Jan. 16-24, I am calling on families, business leaders, faith institutions, non-profits, neighborhoods, schools and individuals from across Tarrant County to create, organize and initiate volunteer projects of your choice throughout the week.

Everyone can do something! So far we have over 80 groups that will be participating in over 100 acts of service.

I want to see our citizens volunteer and give a day, or even an hour, to demonstrate tangible acts of compassion. Consider joining one of the over 80 groups or broadcast your own opportunity via Compassionate Fort Worth’s website or Facebook page.

Let’s come together in January to serve and volunteer the Fort Worth way, helping those among us, inspiring others to action and serving as an example of compassion to other cities across our nation!

In 2014, the Fort Worth City Council signed the International Charter for Compassion, designating Fort Worth as a Compassionate City. The mayor believes that, “actions motivated by the Golden Rule, ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you,’ will help us become an even greater and more compassionate city.” Several members of the Mayor’s Faith Leaders Cabinet steward our city of Building Bridges for a More Compassionate Fort Worth, built on the three values of Volunteerism, Unity and Abundance.

Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth June 18, 2011. A successful business owner and lifelong public servant, Price uses this forum to ensure transparency and inform residents of issues and programs that affect their daily lives.

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