On April 8, Dallas Leadership Foundation in partnership with six core local churches will mobilize volunteers from across racial and political lines to serve the city of Dallas by offering relief to those in need. The second annual effort is called Transform Dallas.
Transform Dallas was launched in August 2015 when prominent Dallas churches formed an alliance with Dallas Leadership Foundation to combat division and polarization while showing love and offering hope. A day of service to help those in need was established. The workday is part of a Transform Dallas community service campaign that acts as a springboard for expanding projects throughout the year and annually.
Over 4,000 volunteers are being recruited to pitch in with activities such as feeding the homeless, showing hospitality to refugees, visiting those in hospitals, and renovating homes free of charge. The combined effort is valued at $400,000 with over 250 community projects.
“The goal is for us to serve our community together, which allows us to talk about the powerful benefits of working together despite denominational, racial, class, or political differences.” – Wil McCall, CEO of Dallas Leadership Foundation.
The Transform Dallas core planning team includes Concord Baptist Church, Fellowship Church, Friendship West Baptist Church, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Park Cities Baptist Church, and Prestoncrest Church of God working in partnership with Dallas Leadership Foundation.