"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead stated the above quote, and it exemplifies the small group of caring and committed people who are creating sleeping mats for homeless individuals throughout Tyler and across Smith County, by using plastic bags that we may use after shopping at a grocery store or a department store.
It takes many hands working together to collect bags, prepare them into plarn (plastic yarn), crochet and distribute the final product to the homeless and needy.
You are invited to help, either as an individual, with a group of coworkers, with friends and with your church members.
You can also view the upcoming workshops being held by the "Caring Hands Helping Hearts" organization by clicking here.
Emergency Preparedness and Recovery: A Toolkit for Rural Communities from Brazos Valley Image on Vimeo.
Before a major weather event happens in your community, plan ahead now.
All East Texas counties are encouraged to create a Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG), so that rural communities can have plans that have already been prepared.
It may not be a matter of "IF" a natural disaster may occur, but "WHEN".
The Northeast Texas Public Health District serves a vital function for the citizens of Smith County & Northeast Texas.
The organization serves to prevent illness, promote health, and protect the community.