In recent months or days you have been placed in a period of time in your life that caused you grief and sorrow in the loss of someone you loved.
The members of the Widowed Persons Service of Tarrant County extend a hand to you and welcome you into our lives.
You are welcome to view the pages of this web site. We extend an invitation to join in our activities. We believe you will find comfort in the knowledge that everyone you meet in the coming months and years through our activities has experienced the same cloudy days but you can be reassured there are sunny days ahead.
After viewing these pages ask the office to send you one of our monthly newsletters. You will be glad you
Once again, we welcome you to review our web site, become a member and get involved. There are no fees or dues.
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer. As I write this column in mid-July, it is 107o F outside. Toasty warm. Unless it’s watered, it’s drying up. This summer is shaping up to be one of the hottest we’ve seen for many years, so please be careful outside in this elevated heat.
Our WPS event are continuing – breakfasts, lunches, dinners, games and dances, as are our Grief Support sessions. Our dances, in particular, have suffered from low attendance lately, probably due to a number of reasons. If you are able, please come out and join us for one of our monthly dances, alternating between the Arlington Elks Lodge and the Ft Worth Elks Lodge. They are always a lot of fun. If you can’t attend, consider a donation to help us cover the cost of sponsoring these fundraising activities.
By now, each member should have received the July newsletter via US mail. Included in the envelope are five discount coupons for a BOGO meal at selected area Spring Creek Barbeque locations. Each coupon, for which we are asking a suggested donation of $2.00, also includes a ticket stub which you can fill out and return along with $2.00 per coupon to enter our annual drawing to be held at the next General Meeting in October. This year’s first prize is a large flat screen TV in addition to other donated prizes. As this is our largest fundraising event for the year, please be as generous as you can in supporting this activity.
Another significant fundraising activity coming up in the near future is our participation in North Texas Giving Day on September 22 this year. Refer to the flyer for details. North Texas Giving Day, a one-day event, is sponsored by the Communities Foundation of Texas and brings together over 3,000 local non-profit organizations like WPS. This year is our fourth year to participate and has helped bring in much needed operating funds. Our goal this year is $1,500. Anyone, not just members, can donate. Please consider a generous contribution and also encourage family and friends to participate, also.
Mike Grissom, President
WHO WE ARE
WPS of Tarrant County is a Grief Support Program for widowed persons of all ages. WPS of Tarrant County is a Tax Exempt Not-For-Profit organization funded by memorials, gifts and donations.
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