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Are you looking to roll up your sleeves, flex your teamwork muscles, and make a real difference in our community? Then join us for a rewarding day of building with Habitat for Humanity on Friday, March 22nd and/or Wednesday, March 27th!
 
There are a total of 12 slots open for a group of volunteers to participate in a local build project. This is a fantastic opportunity to:
 
Give back to our community: By working together with Habitat for Humanity, we can help create safe and affordable housing for families in need.
 
Bond as a chapter: Sharing this experience will strengthen our connections, build camaraderie, and allow us to support each other outside the professional realm.
 
Learn new skills: Whether you're a seasoned handyman or a complete novice, there's something for everyone at a Habitat build. You'll learn new skills, gain valuable experience, and discover hidden talents!
 
Have fun! Let's face it, working alongside fellow chapter members for a worthy cause is a recipe for a fun and fulfilling day!
 
 
Here are the details:
 
6 slots available
Date: March 22nd (Friday)
Time: 7:45AM - 3:00PM
Location: 5904 Whittlesey Road, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Sign-up: Please sign-up directly on the Habitat for Humanity event page here to secure your spot.
 
6 slots available
Date: March 27th (Wednesday)
Time: 7:45AM - 3:00PM
Location: 1301 East Humbolt Street, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Sign-up: Please sign-up directly on the Habitat for Humanity event page here to secure your spot.
 
What to bring: Closed-toe shoes / work shoes (safety if you have them), gloves are recommended, comfortable clothing, and a positive attitude!
 
Please note: This build is not sponsored by the Fort Worth Project Management Chapter. However, we believe it's a fantastic opportunity for our members to connect and contribute to our community together! 
We will be working with Habitat for Humanity to set up other similar activities for future months.
 
We have limited slots available, so don't delay! Sign up today and join us for a meaningful and memorable day of building hope with Habitat for Humanity.

Valor Ranch: A Great Opportunity to Give Back!

Valor Ranch is a 501©3 Nonprofit Organization in Decatur, Tx whose vision is S.H.E.R.O.E.S – Serving, Honoring, Empowering, and Restoring Our Esteemed Servicewomen “Women Veterans”.  As described on their website at www.valorranchtx.org, Valor Ranch focuses on a holistic approach to empower our nation’s female veterans.  Each veteran is housed in her own cottage on the ranch.  She will also share in activities such as cooking, gardening, and tending to the animals to support the ranch population as a whole.  Additionally, the SHERO will participate in group, one-on-one, equine therapy, budgeting, cooking classes, as well as volunteering in the community in order to enhance her life skills and increase her self-worth.

One of the Veterans currently staying at Valor Ranch is Bonnie.  Here is a little bit about her in her own words:  “I joined The Marine Corps in July of 2003. I shipped out to boot camp on Nov 16 2003. After 13 weeks of the most intense training of my life I graduated on Feb 13, 2004 from Parris Island, SC earning the title United States Marine. I served 8 years of active duty service with a primary MOS of 3531(motor transport operator) and a secondary MOS of 8563 (Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival). In 2007 I was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2010 I was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After 8 years of honorable and faithful service I was discharged in Dec of 2011. Since my discharge I have struggled to heal from trauma and be independent again. A couple months ago I discovered Valor Ranch and in my short time here I have already felt love, safety and security and begun having major breakthroughs.” Valor-Ranch.jpg

Bonnie will be able stay at the ranch for up to 12 months to “refocus and outline the next chapter of her story.

FWPMI Community Outreach Team has an exciting opportunity to help Valor Ranch with a couple of opportunities:

  1. Help the Administrative staff with planning fundraising events using project management concepts.
  2. Provide Project Management Education to SHEROS, like Bonnie, who are staying at the ranch.

If you are able to participate with either of these opportunities to help Valor Ranch, please send an email to outreach.military@fwpmi.org.  As Bonnie says, “Thank you for your support for me and the female veterans that come after me. Semper Fi”. 

Community Outreach Volunteers!

Calling all FWPMI members who are looking to get out into the community and volunteer!   The Community Outreach Team provides chapter members with the opportunity to serve our local community, practice our skills and demonstrate tangible results through applying project management processes for one of the many non-profit organizations in our area.  FWPMI has a long history of serving our community non-profits like the Ronald McDonald House, Give Camp, Special Olympics and Girl’s Inc.  

We are looking to expand our opportunities in the community and that is where you come in.   If you are already a volunteer with a community event or non-profit or would like to be, we would love to hear from you.  Let us know what you are involved in that we can participate or if you just want to get involved let us know.  Please email us at president@fwpmi.org.

We look forward to hearing from our great members and making a difference in our community through project management!