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Compassion is the best part of Fort Worth, its people

Posted March 16, 2017

During the second annual Mayor’s Week of Compassionate Service, individual families, businesses both small and large, non-profits, faith institutions, neighborhoods and schools across Tarrant County created, organized and initiated 105 different activities designed to show compassion across our city.

Empowered by the Golden Rule, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” these 1,594 volunteers served our community by lending a hand to seniors through activities such as yard work for seniors through Meals on Wheels. Other volunteers distributed winter care packages to homes through Mercy Clinic. The DFW Birthday Brigade volunteers provided birthday parties for unsheltered youth, offering encouragement, support, and programs to continue their education.

As Fort Worth’s Mayor, this outpouring of compassion encourages me and reaffirms my belief that the best part about Fort Worth is its people! I hope to see this spirit of compassion continue to thrive across our city. Thanks to all those involved in ensuring we are a city known for our compassion.

In 2014, the Fort Worth City Council signed the International Charter for Compassion, designating Fort Worth as a Compassionate City. I believe that actions motivated by the Golden Rule will help us become an even greater and more compassionate city. Several members of the Mayor’s Faith Leaders Network steward our city towards Building Bridges for a More Compassionate Fort Worth, built on the three values of Volunteerism, Unity and Abundance.

The 2017 Week of Compassion occurred Jan. 21-29 and kicked-off with Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service activities led by Tarrant Churches Together.

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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