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.
Thank You to the members who provided the generous donations and memorials we received last month. Nancy, our treasurer, reported that the total amount came close to covering expenditures for the month.
The Executive Committee met on Saturday, May 9, to assess our current situation. We wore masks and maintained social spacing. We are all concerned that we are losing contact with our members since we have no WPS functions, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, games, fund raisers or grief support sessions, and are mostly staying in our homes. We decided to ask the various committee chairpersons to contact their volunteers and ask them to contact members that they know, report back any items of interest and pass that information back up the line to the chairpersons. We then ask that the chairpersons relay any pertinent information to the office either by email or phone. We need to receive information by the newsletter deadline, the 15th of the month. We plan to continue publishing a monthly newsletter even though for the time being we have no planned activities. Also, any member can email or call the office with information. Although the building and the office are closed, both the email and phone messages are checked periodically, although not daily.
The Executive Committee agreed that we would abide by the guidelines set forth by the health authorities. There will be no WPS approved functions other than Executive Committee Meetings for business or pleasure until further notice.
This month for a fundraiser we are presenting a BAKE-LESS BAKE SALE, since we cannot have an in-person get-together. In a Bake-Less Bake Sale, instead of actually baking goodies for a sale to benefit WPS, you donate the money you would have spent on the ingredients, or as a consumer the money you would have donated had you actually purchased a cherry pie or a cake or other offerings from our members. Personally, I know that chocolate or lemon cakes freeze very well and provide me with many desserts and snacks for a good long time.
Remember to support our restaurants. I have eaten at the Arlington breakfast restaurant the last two weeks. The restaurant is following the guidelines and could use more customers; even with social distancing there was space for many more customers.
Clarence Briggs, 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.
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 2 PM
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS:
We are closed and all activities cancelled until further notice, but we will be back." If you need to talk to someone call Margaret at 817-236-7967, Vicky at 817-295-9502 or Clarence at 817-313-2115; if there is no answer, leave a message.
There will be no newsletter for April 2020.
The entire current Grief Support session originally scheduled for March 22, 29, April 5, 19 & 26 has been cancelled.
Please view our newsletter activity flyers