September 22 is North Texas Giving Day, an online donation event. Each year, people give millions of dollars to thousands of local nonprofit organizations. In support of this important day, the Chamber will be highlighting some of our nonprofit members in the coming weeks.
GRACE is a faith-based social service agency that provides emergency relief to over 5,100 families and individuals in crisis each year. For nearly three decades, GRACE has partnered with the community to provide food, clothing, housing, education and medical care to guide families and individuals in their journey toward self-sufficiency. In 2015, 1690 volunteers invested nearly 55,000 hours to continue the mission of extending grace to our neighbors in need. GRACE relies on the unwavering support of church partners, civic groups, businesses and community residents to continue the mission of GRACE for every local family facing hardship.
The Airport Area YMCA has been located in Bedford since 1982. The Airport Area YMCA is part of the larger YMCA organization that was started in 1844 as a Bible study. The YMCA has been very influential in culture, having invented basketball, volleyball, racquetball and swimming lessons, and currently serving as the largest child care provider in the nation. The Airport Area YMCA provides over $80,000 annually to community members in need of programming. Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body FOR ALL. Our vision is to prepare youth to succeed and serve. Contact us at: 3524 Central Dr., Bedford TX, 76021. Phone: 817-571-3371.