MegaCARE Missions, Founded by Bishop T.D. Jakes, Sets Efforts on a Cleaner, Healthier Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex
Humanitarian arm of The Potter’s House to dispatch hundreds to clean up DFW neighborhoods this weekend;
Life-saving blood drive set for May 19
WHAT: T.D. Jakes and MegaCARE Missions, the non-profit, humanitarian arm of The Potter’s House, has an extensive history of community service throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex and will undertake two vital community service efforts. On Saturday, April 20, 2013, they will continue that positive outreach as they deploy hundreds of volunteers in celebration of Earth Day for beautification and life-saving efforts through a local blood drive.
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9 a.m. – 1p.m. in Dallas and Fort Worth
WHERE: Convenient Dallas and Fort Worth locations:
Dallas: Volunteers will conduct litter pick up, community clean-up and support local residents with debris removal from 9 a.m. – 1p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013 starting at 3300 West Moreland, Dallas, Texas.
Ft. Worth: Volunteers will clean-up more than six apartment complexes in the Woodhaven neighborhood on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. They will meet at 8 a.m. at The Potter’s House of Ft. Worth, 1270 Woodhaven Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas.
WHY: Beautification events are designed to protect the vitality and integrity of our neighborhoods and revitalize neighborhoods by helping residents to combat deterioration, litter and graffiti. To date, MegaCARE Missions has removed more than 35,000 pounds of debris from DFW neighborhoods and added more than 2900 trees to the metropolitan landscape. These efforts make a huge difference for residents as it improves the appearance and livability of their neighborhoods, increases property value and improves their quality of life.
“Once you come in and clean things up, you restore hope for that community and the residents will start to invest in the area,” said Dwaine Caraway, Dallas City Council Member, District 4. “There is also an economic impact of the clean-up efforts and we are very proud and appreciative of the things MegaCARE is doing.”
SAVING LIVES IN THE METROPLEX WITH PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
WHAT: In addition to the community clean-up events and its international humanitarian outreach, MegaCARE Missions works year-round to provide services for those in need in the DFW community. On May 19, 2013, MegaCARE Missions will host a blood drive at all three campuses of The Potter’s House in partnership with Carter Blood Care.
WHEN: May 19, 2013, before and after 9 a.m. church service
WHERE: The Potter’s House of Dallas, 6777 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX
The Potter’s House of Ft. Worth, 1270 Woodhaven Blvd., Fort Worth, TX
The Potter’s House of North Dallas, Southfork Ranch Event & Conference Center, 3700 Hogge Road, Allen, TX
WHY: Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood in order to survive. Donating blood is important as one pint can save up to three lives. MegaCARE Missions has conducted local blood drives for many years and to date, the blood collected has saved more than 2700 lives.
· Pastor Ronnie Guynes – Executive Director, MegaCARE Missions
· Richard Wesley – Associate Director, MegaCARE Missions
· Hundreds of volunteers engaged in clean-up efforts
· B-roll of Dallas City Council Members discussing the impact of MegaCARE Missions – Available upon request
About MegaCARE Missions
MegaCARE is an international outreach and relief program that supports and initiates sustainable community development efforts through education, health care assistance, humanitarian service and empowerment. A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, MegaCARE was founded in 1997 by Bishop T.D. Jakes, and has implemented programs in the United States, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa, Swaziland, Egypt, India, Bulgaria, Mexico, Belize, Guyana, Somalia, Dominican Republic and Haiti by initiating sustainable development efforts through staff, volunteers and strategic partnerships.www.megacaremissions.org
About The Potter’s House
Located in Dallas, The Potter’s House is a 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church and humanitarian organization led by Bishop T. D. Jakes, twice featured on the cover of Time magazine as “America’s Best Preacher” and as one of the nation’s “25 Most Influential Evangelicals.” The Potter’s House has five locations, The Potter’s House of Dallas, The Potter’s House of Fort Worth, The Potter’s House of North Dallas, and The Potter’s House of Denver and a Spanish language church, Casa de Fe. 188.8.131.52