Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Central Dallas Ministries

Central Dallas Ministries is described as a human and community development corporation with a focus on economic and social justice at work in inner city Dallas, Texas. The CEO Larry James spoke at my university about the work his organization is doing, and they are really trying to make our community better by providing low-income housing and food for the poor, among other things.

His organization needs $100,000 by October 31, 2006 in order to pay the required acceptance fee to the State of Texas to receive a low-income, housing tax credit award, to keep their architects working on the City Walk @ Akard project and to pay down their food supply account at the North Texas Food Bank.

Check out his blog for more information.

I thought I'd take a break from talking about Europe and use this blog to express my opinion that Christians should be the first in line make the world a better place. Central Dallas Ministries is just one way you can do that. If you are like me, you don't have the money to make donations to all the great organizations out there. Some of us have money, some of us have time. One of the reasons I got involved with the United Way this year is because I don't have the expendable income to make a contribution to their organization. Instead, I'm going to fundraise on their behalf, and give the people that have extra money an opportunity to do something positive with it for our community.

1 comment:

Elisa said...

So you did end up getting a blog. Yeah! Now I can read up on you from time to time. And Jamie's Joys is a great name for the blog of the former happy list maker. :)I love the picture of the German folk dancers! It looks like you've had quite a fun summer, though I know it's a big responsiblity to herd other people around Europe. God bless you today. Elisa Foust Jessup