As people who want to do good in the world, we may find it hard to sit and listen to NPR coverage, refresh our browsers for news or scan our social media feeds for what's happening in disaster-devastated areas.
But there are a few things we can do while the professional first responders start the work.
75215 in South Dallas has the highest percentage of extreme asset poverty per capita in their city. Through volunteering and community partnerships, the people of the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church are casting a vision with their communities to eradicate extreme asset poverty.
Many people forget that for those students on free or reduced lunch during the school year, meals during summer vacation take a toll on the family. But one program hopes to address that. The first annual Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program was created to help the approximate 800,000 at-risk school-age children during the summer.