2017 Dallas Morning News Charities Drive Raises $1.2 Million

This year’s Dallas Morning News Charities campaign raised more than $1.2 million from nearly 1,600 donors to aid North Texans who are hungry, homeless and unemployed. The annual drive, which began in November at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas and ended Tuesday, marked more than three decades of raising money for local charities. This year’s campaign benefited 20 nonprofits that feed…

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Crossroads Summer Newsletter

On July 1st, Crossroads celebrated one year as an independent non-profit! Thank you to EVERYONE for their support this past year as we made the transition from an outreach ministry of FUMC Dallas to an independent organization. We’re so grateful for the relationship we continue to have with FUMC Dallas, and for all new relationships we have formed over the…

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Editorial: Dallas needs to ramp up its battle against food deserts

Food deserts are one of Dallas’ more persistent and perplexing economic development and health challenges. In low-income southern Dallas neighborhoods, for example,  obtaining quality food often requires a couple of long bus rides. Without better options, many residents rely on fast food and convenience store snacks. Last week, City Hall took a  small step toward addressing this problem, formally setting  aside $3 million to lure a major grocery to open…

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