Tarrant County Responds to Evictions Crisis

Tarrant County Administrator G.K. Maenius announced Wednesday the creation of a rental assistance program to aid county residents whose income has been reduced due to COVID. The CARE 4 Tarrant Rental Assistance Program aims to help the nearly 40% of Tarrant County residents who rent their homes, and who have been unable to pay rent due to layoffs, a reduction in hours, the need to provide care for a child or elderly or disabled person, or because of a need to isolate to prevent severe illness. Maenius explained the CDC issued an order in September to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID. On January 1, 2021, landlords will again be able to evict tenants due to repayment of rent. “The [CDC] eviction moratorium is not the same as rental forgiveness,” said Maenius. “Rent is still due.” To prevent what could be mass evictions after the

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Community Clinic Achieves Gold Level #4

The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) awarded Gold Level status to the GRACE Community Clinic for the fourth year in a row, and the AHA selected the Community Clinic to be part of their new nationwide cholesterol initiative. Dr. Takiyah R. Wilson, senior director of healthcare systems for the American Medical Association, sent the following: “The AHA and AMA congratulate you on achieving Gold Level Recognition with the Target: BP Initiative. We thank you for your continued support and commitment.” “Target: BP” is a joint AHA and AMA project launched in 2015 to improve blood pressure (hypertension) control and aims to reduce the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes by urging medical practices, health service organizations, and patients to prioritize blood pressure control. The “Target: BP” goal was to obtain 70% control of patients with a hypertension diagnosis.  More than 73% of the

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A GRACE Gala Thank You!

The phrase “it takes a village” is a response that is often used when asked how so many families in need are able to be served at GRACE. There are so many who are seeking help and refuge, especially this year, and the need is only going to continue to rise at an alarming rate. So how do we, as a community, meet the need? That was the question weighing on everyone’s mind at GRACE as the organization’s annual premier Gala was around the corner. Just a mere eight weeks before the event, which usually hosts upwards of 700 attendees, the difficult decision was made to shift to a live-stream virtual evening. As you can imagine, there was much concern and speculation about how supporters of this amazing fundraiser would respond to this change… and if they even had the ability to support in the year of COVID. We are

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Opening Soon… GRACE Christmas Cottage!

Yes, you read that right! You may have noticed (or panicked upon realizing) that it is already mid-November, which means retailers have covered Halloween, skipped Thanksgiving altogether, and have gone straight to Christmas! And here at GRACE, we LOVE spreading a little holiday cheer! Can you imagine having to choose between putting food on the table or watching your child’s face light up as they realize Santa paid them a visit? Maybe you have been blessed to have never had to make that choice. Maybe you have been in a similar position before. Maybe you just want to make the holidays a little brighter for a family who is struggling. Each year, GRACE is able to provide over 2,700 children and parents with Christmas gifts for the holidays. This dignified experience allows for moms and dads to select new, unwrapped gifts for their children that they can take home and

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Thanksgiving Food Needs!

While you are running errands this weekend, please keep the GRACE Food Pantry in mind! It is almost time for us to distribute Thanksgiving food baskets to GRACE families. We need your help to ensure that the baskets are full of the traditional holiday food fixings! We anticipate we will be giving out over 1,000 food baskets to families in need. Thanks to your support, GRACE clients will be able to take these amazing items home and prepare dinner with their families in whatever their true holiday tradition may be! Below you can find the holiday food needs list. You can also access the list by clicking HERE. Interested in hosting a food drive? Please contact the Special Events Manager at events@GRACEgrapevine.org or call 817-305-4672.

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Join us for the GRACE Gala 2020 Virtual Event!

We are so excited to have you join us for the GRACE Gala 2020 Virtual Event. We have a wonderful event set up for you with glorious auction items that we are so excited for you to bid on! This year’s Gala is going to be a truly original event. We are working with our event technology specialists Alford Media to create a Virtual Event worthy of the GRACE Gala name. Auction items have been collected! We work hard to curate this list of items each year with our wonderful donors, sponsors, and volunteers – it’s fun to create and even more fun to watch these high-value items get claimed as the Gala progresses. The mobile-bidding app is live so you don’t have to wait until November 7th to bid – you can bid right now! We are ready for broadcast but we want to make sure that you are

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GRACE Gala Mobile Auction is LIVE!

GRACE Gala 2020 is nearly here but have you looked at what’s on this year’s auction block?? We have an unbelievable array of items for you to bid on and we don’t want you to miss out on anything that strikes your fancy. Check this link to see them! Every taste is catered to during our world famous auction and this year is no exception…arcade games, hi-tech grills, museum-level art, bespoke clothing, gift baskets beyond compare, and once in a life time trips and experiences. We work hard to curate this list of items each year with our wonderful donors, sponsors, and volunteers – it’s fun to create and even more fun to watch these high-value items get claimed as the Gala progresses. The great thing about these items on our mobile-bidding app is that you don’t have to wait until November 7th to bid on them – you can

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GRACE Gala 2020 Platinum Sponsor Wright Construction Co.

The GRACE family wants to express our thanks to Wright Construction Co. Inc. for their generous participation in this year’s GRACE Gala. GRACE Gala 2020 Platinum sponsor Wright Construction Co., Inc., a proven leader in underground utility construction in the Metroplex since 1963, has been working side by side with GRACE for many years. The relationship started with Balla and Joe Wright and has continued with their son Lamoine who is working on projects for us like the new Donation Station on Texan Trail, his sister Kindal ‘Wright’ Kreamer currently serves on our Board of Directors. The Wright’s have sponsored our Poker Tournament, were a sponsor of last year’s Gala….it’s hard to imagine a family being more interwoven into the fabric of this organization. We were overwhelmed when Wright Construction Co. decided to up their contribution this year to the Gala making them 2020’s only Platinum sponsor.It’s a massive contribution

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GRACE Gala 2020 Auction Highlight – Corinthian Well & Med Spa

GRACE Gala is proud to announce a few wonderful packages of pure pampering for this year’s famous auction thanks to long standing community partner, Corinthian Wellness & Med Spa! Corinthian Wellness & Med Spa have donated multiple packages, including an amazing live auction item, sure to leave your mind, body, and spirit rejuvenated. Enjoy the absolute pleasure of the Kristian Nightengale Experience powered by Sciton. Your experience with Kristian will start with one on one skin consultation. She will them customize the perfect plan to achieve you skincare goals. Kristian will use state of the art rejuvenation devices to reverse the signs of aging. Once complete, you are going to love the skin you’re in! Corinthian Wellness & Med Spa modestly calls itself ‘Your neighborhood destination spa’ but since opening its doors in 1997, Corinthian has built a reputation as more than just a mere spa. Corinthian is dedicated to delivering

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GRACE Gala 2020 Platinum Plus Sponsor BoomerJack’s

We are excited and grateful to once again welcome BoomerJack’s Grill & Bar as a Gala Platinum Plus Sponsor!  This outstanding restaurant staple in the community continually shows its admiration for GRACE and the support we provide for people in need. The GRACE Gala is the single-largest fundraising event for GRACE during the year, and funds raised support all GRACE mission services including Emergency Assistance, Clothing and Food, Transitional Housing, Senior Services and the Community Clinic. BoomerJack’s founder, Brent Tipps, and his wife Kimberly chaired the event in 2019 to a phenomenal success, and they are following-up with a very generous sponsorship for 2020. In addition, they have provided several desirable items and packages for the Gala’s highly sought-after silent auction, which will feature over 400 items to bid on. Named in the Top 100 Places to Work by the Dallas Morning News on two occasions, BoomerJack’s Bar & Grill

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