Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Leadership Blog: Annual Luncheon in Fort Worth, Most Good 5K & Obstacle Race, and more!

Dear Friends,
A lot has happened since our last post! Here’s the scoop: 

Imagine raising a daughter for 18 years and then losing her suddenly with no answers as to her whereabouts. Such was the tragic experience of Beth Holloway when her daughter Natalee disappeared while on her high school graduation trip to Aruba in 2005. 
Fort Worth Annual Luncheon guest speaker
Beth Holloway delivering her keynote speech.
Earlier this month at our 2014 Annual Doing the Most Good Luncheon in Fort Worth, Beth shared details of her heart-wrenching ordeal during her keynote speech. She talked about traveling to Aruba to search for Natalee, going days without eating or bathing as she chased down leads, and finally about learning of the confession by an Aruban young man who admitted that he had her body dumped in the ocean. It was a captivating account of overcoming extreme adversity.
We’re so appreciative of all who attended. We’re especially grateful for honorary chairs, Mary and Carl Ice, for their outstanding support. We want to sincerely thank our four-way co-chairs, Gail Landreth, Lauri Lawrence, Kelley Royer, and Suzanne Sanders for putting the event together.

The Most Good 5K & Obstacle Race
comes on May 3 at Trinity Groves in Dallas!
We’re celebrating 125 years in Texas with our first-ever Most Good 5K & Obstacle Race! This brand new event will be held on May 3 at Trinity Groves in Dallas.
Registration is now open, so don’t wait! Play a healthy role by helping The Salvation Army continue doing the most good.
Learn how to register, and more, here.

The Texas Legends of the National Basketball Development League hosted Salvation Army Night at Dr. Pepper Stadium in Frisco. The occasion was an opportunity to thank some of the companies that hosted Angel Trees in the workplace during the Christmas season.
YET Junior Advisory Council Co-Presidents
Kellam Hall, Riley Graham and Molly Montgomery
with Lieutenant Patrick Jones

of The Salvation Army in Arlington.
The Women’s Auxiliary of Tarrant County celebrated Valentine’s Day by hosting a party for senior citizens living at our two Friendship House apartment communities in Fort Worth. During the party, the seniors enjoyed tasty treats while participating in a friendly game of bingo.
The Junior Advisory Council of The Salvation Army Youth Education Town (YET) in Arlington held a rave party as a fundraiser for the YET. The event raised $12,000 to help with YET programs and services (pictured)!
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Warm Regards,

Captain Michele and Major Ward Matthews
DFW Command Leadership