Five Big Ways Volunteers Made a Difference in Arlington Through Mayor's Hometown Huddle for 100
By Office of Communication
Posted on September 09, 2019, September 09, 2019

Hundreds of volunteers teamed up with the Dallas Cowboys and the City of Arlington on Saturday to spread kindness and make a difference in our community.

The Mayor’s Hometown Huddle for 100 community service day in The American Dream City was part of a nationwide volunteer effort celebrating the National Football League’s 100th season. Arlington and the Dallas Cowboys joined up to help the NFL reach its goal of getting one million people across the country to donate their time to local causes in the communities that football fans call home.

Arlington volunteers selflessly gave their time for worthwhile projects that included sprucing up the Salvation Army’s Family Life Center and Youth Education Town, hosting a football combine for school-age children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County and sowing wildflower seeds in the City’s natural areas.

Here are five ways volunteers made a big difference in Arlington as part of the Mayor's Hometown Huddle for 100.

Salvation Army Family Life Center and North Texas Youth Education Town

Volunteers who participated in the Better YET project spent the day beautifying and refreshing Salvation Army’s Family Life Center and the North Texas Youth Education Town (YET) on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. 

Volunteers who participated in the Better YET project spent the day beautifying and refreshing Salvation Army’s Family Life Center and the North Texas Youth Education Town (YET). Projects included repainting the benches and cleaning up debris in the playground, painting the dining room and hallway of the Family Life Center and cleaning and organizing the YET’s Program Room.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County hosted a Combine Day for the elementary, middle school and high school students who attend the north branch. As part of the Football and Fitness for Arlington’s Youth project, volunteers helped organize a lunch, pep rally, multi-station football combine and friendly flag football game for participants to enjoy.

Arlington Animal Services Center

Hometown Huddle volunteers at the Arlington Animal Services Center on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

As part of Tails & Touchdowns, volunteers from the Advent Lutheran Church and the community organized a day of enrichment for adoptable dogs at the Arlington Animal Services Center. Volunteers played with, read to and washed the dogs. Arlington Animal Services will also offered a half-price adoption special as part of the Mayor’s Hometown Huddle for 100.

Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex

Volunteers from the Oakridge School and the community helped Mission Metroplex on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

Volunteers from the Oakridge School and the community helped Mission Metroplex, which provides emergency assistance to more than 500 people a day. Throughout the day, volunteers connected clients with food, clothing, household items and furniture.

Arlington Parks and Recreation and St. Maria Goretti

Volunteers from St. Maria Goretti participated in the Pollinator Huddle 

Volunteers from St. Maria Goretti participated in the Pollinator Huddle. Students sowed wildflower seeds in natural areas at River Legacy Park, Parkway Center, Julia Burgen Park and the corner of Cooper and West Cedar streets.

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