Each month, the GRACE staff meets to share a time of fellowship and catch up with everything that is going on around the agency. One of the last items on each month's agenda is a time to share "kudos"... a verbal "pat on the back" for a job well done or a "thank you" for going above and beyond the call of duty. We're very proud of the people who work within thesewalls and have decided to share with everyone the comments made each month. We hope you enjoy getting a peek inside!

Cindy Minter & Vicki Yarnell – for helping a coworker with monthly commodities to our senior clients when low on help

Rusty Thigpen – for always being helpful to EVERYONE at GRACE

Dave Mowers – for being so hands on from the start, for always providing tremendous help and being great to work with, for being a Point of Sale system expert and for a great presentation to GRACE staff on the core value of Excellence

Rusty Thigpen & Jack Yarnell – for great work with a group volunteer project

Stacy Pacholick & Marcela Melendez – for wonderful help at the GRACE Gala VIP Party and recent speaking events

Cindy Minter, Marcela Melendez and Ryan Schon – for great work on Rent Day in Client Services

Vicki Yarnell – for helping with a printer issue in another department

Heather Ortner – for helping by attending a fashion show involving GRACE

Diane Yamane & Shonda Schaefer – for modeling at the fashion show involving GRACE

Joe Alvidrez – for helping find the perfect filing cabinet for a coworker

Kathy Mize & Joe Alvidrez – for accommodating so many volunteer groups

Melissa Simpkins – for helping restore internet capability at GRACE Main after it went down

Mark Woolverton & the Development Team – for great work on the Transitional Housing Graduation invitations

GRACE Family – for wonderful prayers for an ill coworker

Tami Mainey – for doing a great job through a challenging situation

Marcela Melendez, Rusty Thigpen and Maryann Waddell – for doing a great job presenting their programs to the GRACE Board of Directors

Mark Woolverton – for a fantastic job with Gala 2014

Sarah Armand – for all of her great help surrounding Gala 2014

Vicki Yarnell – for remaining cheerful and smiley during such busy days

Ryan Schon – for coming in on his day off to help a coworker in need

Pam Humphrey & Marta Lassan – for great help supplying the resale stores with the items they need

Donation Station staff – for working hard every day

Dave Mowers – for being very involved with his staff and always supportive

Manon Kelly – for doing a great job during the month of October when short staffed

Melissa Simpkins, Shonda Schaefer, Diane Yamane and Linda Collins – for help with preparations of Gala 2014

Fernando Trevino, James Marshall and Brent Sain – for delivering Gala auction items to winners and for helping move furniture at GRACE Main

Tami Mainey & LaDondra Wilson – for a great job on the Transitional Housing Fall Festival

GRACE Staff – for great help with the Transitional Housing Fall Festival

Stacy Pacholick, Shonda Schaefer and Tami Mainey – for doing a good job together handling a tough situation

Rusty Thigpen – for always providing great supplies, for helping all GRACE sites with their facility needs and for a great job with the cleaning crew

GRACE Staff who helped with the booth at Oktoberfest in Southlake – THANK YOU!

Diane Yamane – for helping a coworker with directions

Fernando Trevino, Joe Alvidrez, Diane Dragan and Dave Mowers – for providing great help 

For me, the GRACE mission started the summer that I served with Vacation Bible School at my church. All of the children did a canned food drive, and that morning a lady and her child happened to walk in seeking assistance from my church. That morning, I realized how desperate needy people in my community were...
and I felt very drawn to try to help.
            - Tricia Wood, Founder

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