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THANK YOU

Thank-you.jpgWe cannot say this enough.

Thank you, God, for giving us the blessing of no injuries during the fire we suffered last week.

Thank you to our neighbors who called 911 and without whom the damage would have been much worse.

Thank you to the firefighters who not only showed up to put out the fire, but then showed up again to volunteer on their day off! Your service, sacrifice and dedication is awe inspiring.

Thank you to the volunteers who have come out to help and continue to do so. You are what makes GRACE so special.

Thank you to the workers at the site who continue to work hard on building and rebuilding!

Thank you to all the members of the community including elected officials, community leaders, church partners, business owners and the community at large, whose support has been unwavering.

Thank you to all who have donated generously in our effort to rebuild and continue to serve.

Thank you to every single person or organization who has helped us spread our message.

Thank you to GRACE staff who without skipping a beat, stepped up to the plate and continued to help.

Thank you to GRACE Board Members and Leadership Team who have given us the guidance and strength to rise up and continue our mission.

Thank you, all Friends of GRACE.

Community Clinic Nurse Manager presents at the TXACC 2018 Annual Conference

Our very own GRACE Community Clinic Nurse Manager, Shirley Roberts, was invited to present at the “Framework for the Future” 2018 Texas Association of Charitable Clinics Statewide Conference, during the AmeriCares Pre-Conference Session on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Shirley is a Registered Nurse and Certified Case Manager with over 30 years of experience in health care and management. For the past 4 years, Shirley has served as the Clinic Nurse Manager at our Community Clinic. Her role includes overseeing day-to-day operations, patient educational development and implementation and management of the clinic. She teaches educational classes and provides clinical oversight to an active patient population, and works very closely with all volunteer providers to improve patient health.

Shirley was invited to speak due to her vast expertise in the field of charitable clinics, as well as the reputation and gold star status of our Clinic. Her presentation focused on Achieving Blood Pressure Control with AHA/AMA Target BP.

As you may know, the Community Clinic suffered a fire on Wednesday, April 11th, which makes Shirley’s presentation even more important and meaningful. An incredible surprise came at end of her presentation: Shirley was given a donation check from the American Heart Association towards the rebuilding efforts! THANK YOU!

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Volunteers Clean Up After GRACE Clinic and Food Pantry Fire

We at GRACE have been incredibly blessed to have so many volunteers (superheroes) come out and help us as we move forward after the fire that destroyed our Community Clinic and affected our Food Pantry last week.

As we prepare to move our operations to a new, temporary location, volunteers have showed up in droves to help out. We are so grateful!

If you are interested in continuing to lend a hand, there are still opportunities available!

Next Wednesday, April 25th, we will have a Stock the Shelves Event as we move to our temporary location. Volunteers are needed to help sort and stock the shelves at the new location on Wednesday, April 25th from 10 am to 6 pm. Please sign up to volunteer here.

Dine to Donate to help GRACE – final weekend

Dine to DonateThere is still time to eat a fantastic meal for a good cause! Dine to Donate continues through April 22.

We are so grateful to all of you who have come out to have dinner and enjoy a meal for GRACE.

Call these amazing restaurants to make your reservations! Remember you must ask for the Dine to Donate GRACE menu – it is a fixed price and you will enjoy a delicious meal.

Boi Na Braza – (817) 251 9881

Copelands Southlake – (817) 305 2199

Great Scott – (817) 717 7701

Loveria Caffe – (817) 893 5880

Mac’s On Main -(817) 251 6227

Mason & Dixie – (817) 707 2111

Next Bistro – (682) 325 4046

In addition, don’t forget to visit Grapevine Craft Brewery through the end of April! They will donate $2 for the GRACE American Wheat sold!

 

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Postponed

Our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon has been postponed due to recent events.

We are hoping to reschedule it for June/July – stay tuned! We can’t wait to honor the incredible people who give so much of their time and hard work to GRACE.

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On April 11, 2018, our Community Clinic and Food Pantry suffered a devastating fire which has resulted in a total loss of the Clinic and made our Food Pantry non operational. We are in the process of relocating to a temporary facility to continue to serve our community.

As we move forward, we as an agency are now in need of your help. So many have come forward to offer their support, and we trust that we will be able to rebuild and continue this important mission. We have updated our volunteer and donation needs, but what is most needed at this time is your monetary contributions. Please consider making a donation here

We are also accepting Food Pantry Emergency Boxes containing the following critical items:

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Fire at GRACE Community Clinic & Food Pantry

Dear Friends of GRACE,

A deep sense of loss leads me to write you today. Fire nearly destroyed our Community Clinic and Food Pantry last night.

My heart aches. Not so much for the loss of our facility or supplies, but for our clients who rely on GRACE for their medical care and food for their families. I am equally disappointed when I consider all of the donors and volunteers who have made the facility possible over the past 13 years.

Believe me, we are scrambling right now to establish temporary facilities so our Clinic can go on. Neighbors will be coming for their treatment and medications. Little, if any, of their medications can be salvaged. Nearly all of the expensive medical equipment and supplies will have to be replaced.

We are sifting through our food inventory to see what can be kept. We are hoping the canned goods are usable. Health inspectors are coming to let us know exactly what we can keep and what needs to be discarded.

The cleanup and restoration will be so heartbreaking. Nearly everything that was lost was a gift presented to GRACE from individuals, businesses, churches, and others in our community who share in our mission to help those in need. Every shovelful of soot and ash tossed into a dumpster will remind me of the duty that GRACE has to be a steward of those blessings and resources that you have chosen to bestow upon this community, and the duty that we have as an organization.

Although we don’t know the extent of the financial impact on GRACE, your support is needed now, more than ever. Please consider clicking Give Now and make a contribution to help us overcome this disaster.

Volunteers are needed at the Food Pantry on Friday, April 13, to assist with fire clean up. Please sign up for a shift here. If the signup is full, please wait for other opportunities. There will be other volunteer needs as we assess the situation at hand. We will continue to post volunteer opportunities.

Your prayers will also give great comfort and support. Prayers first of gratitude, for the fact that no staff members, volunteers or patients were injured. Second, for wisdom and resources to rebuild this important mission. And third, for our Community Clinic patients who depend on medical care that we provide, and whose critical treatment is now in jeopardy.

You will be hearing and reading about our needs going forward from today. Please follow our social media feeds and website for updates.

As always, I am available to answer any questions or provide any updates. Please feel free to call or text me at (817) 657 1017,or email me at sschaefer@gracegrapevine.org

Thank you in advance for all you do!

In His name,

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Shonda Schaefer, Executive Director

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Fire at GRACE Community Clinic and Food Pantry

Dear Friends of GRACE,
A deep sense of loss leads me to write you today. Fire nearly destroyed our Community Clinic and Food Pantry last night.
My heart aches. Not so much for the loss of our facility or supplies, but for our clients who rely on GRACE for their medical care and food for their families. I am equally disappointed when I consider all of the donors and volunteers who have made the facility possible over the past 13 years.
Believe me, we are scrambling right now to establish temporary facilities so our Clinic can go on. Neighbors will be coming for their treatment and medications. Little, if any, of their medications can be salvaged. Nearly all of the expensive medical equipment and supplies will have to be replaced.
We are sifting through our food inventory to see what can be kept. We are hoping the canned goods are usable. Health inspectors are coming to let us know exactly what we can keep and what needs to be discarded.
The cleanup and restoration will be so heartbreaking. Nearly everything that was lost was a gift presented to GRACE from individuals, businesses, churches, and others in our community who share in our mission to help those in need. Every shovelful of soot and ash tossed into a dumpster will remind me of the duty that GRACE has to be a steward of those blessings and resources that you have chosen to bestow upon this community, and the duty that we have as an organization.
Although we don’t know the extent of the financial impact on GRACE, your support is needed now, more than ever. Please consider clicking Give Now and make a contribution to help us overcome this disaster.
Volunteers are needed at the Food Pantry on Friday, April 13, to assist with fire clean up. Please sign up for a shift here. If the signup is full, please wait for other opportunities. There will be other volunteer needs as we assess the situation at hand. We will continue to post volunteer opportunities.
Your prayers will also give great comfort and support. Prayers first of gratitude, for the fact that no staff members, volunteers or patients were injured. Second, for wisdom and resources to rebuild this important mission. And third, for our Community Clinic patients who depend on medical care that we provide, and whose critical treatment is now in jeopardy.
You will be hearing and reading about our needs going forward from today. Please follow our social media feeds and website for updates.
As always, I am available to answer any questions or provide any updates. Please feel free to call or text me at (817) 657 1017,or email me at sschaefer@gracegrapevine.org
Thank you in advance for all you do!
In His name,
Shonda Schaefer
Executive Director

Ready for Drive into the Night?

2016-DITN-Logo2Whether you’re an avid golfer or play par to nine holes of putt-putt, this fan-favorite moonlight event generates one of GRACE’s largest event proceeds to help families in distress.

The 2018 Drive Into the Night event is set to tee off on Friday, April 20 at the Grapevine Golf Course.

All event revenue sustains GRACE children’s programs like Christmas Cottage, which provides 2,700 family members with new, unwrapped Christmas toys. Feed Our Kids provides an average of 38,000 meals to at-risk children during the summer months.

The glow golf tournament is a fan favorite because lends itself to a unique experience company employees, friends or civic groups can enjoy,” says GRACE Executive Director Shonda Schaefer. “Along with sponsorship exposure, companies and groups know it’s a fun night out that allows for friendly competition that doesn’t take itself too seriously.”

Players can register as individuals, pairs, or part of a team. Dinner is included, along with contests, specialty drinks and raffle prizes.

Participation is limited and usually sells out. Check out sponsorship options or contact Mark Woolverton or Lara Hohweiler to find a tailored package for your group or business.

Event Details

Date
Friday, April 20, 2017

Location
Grapevine Golf Course, 3800 Fairway Dr., Grapevine Map it!

Cost
$250 per golfer-includes dinner, golf cart, glow equipment & beverages. Price for dinner only is $50. Register here

5:30pm – Check-In/Dinner

6:00pm – Putting Contest/Driving Range Open

7:30pm – Shotgun Start

Prizes
Prizes will be award to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams for the best in Putting, Closest to the Pin, & Longest Drive!

Sponsorships
Sponsorships from $300-$10,000 are available.

Questions? Click here or call 817-305-4653

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