This week marked the launch of the new Southlake Cares initiative. A small cadre of city staffers from the City Manager’s Office, the City Library, Public Relations Department, Volunteers, and Human Resources created this program to “pull our community together in support of the local service organizations that support us”.
Over the next six months, Southlake Cares will be asking for help in meeting the specific needs of local social services agencies.
The website for Southlake Cares launched Wednesday with this message: “Here’s your first mission in our Southlake Cares 6-month Challenge: The GRACE Food Pantry and Community Clinic have suffered reduced funding while trying to meet triple the demand. Help us stock their shelves.”
The site continued: “This is a difficult time for our nation and our community. The basics of food, medicine, shelter, and support services are desperately needed by families in our area. Our local service organizations have a heightened need of support from the community for money, in-kind donations, and volunteers. The organizations [in the program] have a long history of partnership with Southlake.”
Along with GRACE, the other agencies included in the Southlake Cares program are Alliance for Children, Call A Ride Southlake, Denton County Friends of the Family, Metroport Meals on Wheels, and Safe Haven of Tarrant County.
Each of the six agencies is included on the website, with links to the agency site and specific ways others can help. Also included are ways people in need of services can reach out to each agency.
On behalf of all those GRACE serves, our deepest thanks to the City of Southlake and to Maria Cameron, Cynthia Pfledderer, Pilar Shank, Lauren LaNeave, Lindy Calzada, and Dylan Welch for creating Southlake Cares, and for making our community a better place to live.