Rockwall YMCA, community help find a new home for foster youth

Rockwall YMCA, community help find a new home for foster youth

ROCKWALL, TX – December 22, 2020 —Two years ago, Xavier Cunningham – a 24-year-old with special needs who’s high functioning – came into the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall to apply for a membership. Xavier had been in and out of foster care since he was three years old, and was at the time living […]

Rockwall neighbors rally to save Christmas after Santa’s mailbox is stolen

Rockwall neighbors rally to save Christmas after Santa’s mailbox is stolen

ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 18, 2020 – With Christmas just a week away, porch pirates are out in full force – dashing through neighborhoods swiping packages from doorsteps. But as brazen as they may seem, these parcel pilferers don’t hold a candle to the Grinch-like bandit who recently stole countless letters addressed to Santa from […]

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) seeks new volunteers

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) seeks new volunteers

Training set for Feb. 13 and 20 ROCKWALL, TX – November 25, 2020 – Do you want to help your community in times of need? EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is looking for new members who want to make a difference and help their community in a times of need. CERT is an […]

Rockwall County Helping Hands seeks community’s aid to fill the food pantry this holiday season

Rockwall County Helping Hands seeks community’s aid to fill the food pantry this holiday season

ROCKWALL, TX – November 3, 2020 — Rockwall County Helping Hands is calling on the community to help fill up the Food Pantry this holiday season. With the pandemic, the Food Pantry at Helping Hands has seen a significant decrease in food drives to stock its shelves and feed those in need in Rockwall County. […]

Rockwall community shows overwhelming support for 3-year-old with Leukemia

Rockwall community shows overwhelming support for 3-year-old with Leukemia

ROCKWALL, TX – September 18, 2020 — When Laura and Nathan Tate of Rockwall arrived on vacation in early August, their 3-year-old son Cameron became lethargic and unable to walk. After rushing him to the ER, his diagnosis was confirmed: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). After more than a month’s worth of chemotherapy at John Hopkins […]

Rockwall County Helping Hands begins new hours for Assistance & Referral, Health Center

Rockwall County Helping Hands begins new hours for Assistance & Referral, Health Center

ROCKWALL, TX – September 1, 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to tighten its grip on the economy, many in the Rockwall community find themselves struggling to pay bills and feed their families. To meet this need, Rockwall County Helping Hands is increasing office hours for Assistance & Referral and the Health Center located […]

Lawn concerts a win-win for community and artists during COVID-19 pandemic

Lawn concerts a win-win for community and artists during COVID-19 pandemic

ROCKWALL, TX – August 31, 2020 — Nothing brings people together quite like a live music experience. But with the COVID-19 pandemic limiting large gatherings, many are missing that experience to socialize, bond and meet others while enjoying good music. That’s why Rockwall resident Amber Crimmings decided to bring artist and community together by hosting […]

Rockwall Helping Hands Honors Volunteers with Appreciation Luncheon

Rockwall Helping Hands Honors Volunteers with Appreciation Luncheon

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 1, 2019) Rockwall County Helping Hands celebrated its volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of those less fortunate in the community with a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, presented by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall at Culpepper Steak House on April 29. The nonprofit presented Starfish awards to some very special individuals whose […]

Rockwall County Helping Hands Making Your Donation Go Further

Rockwall County Helping Hands Making Your Donation Go Further

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 11, 2019) What if Rockwall County Helping Hands provided you a way to support their cause without a big one-time hit to your wallet? As you’ll see, when you support Rockwall County Helping Hands with a monthly or quarterly donation, you’re fighting poverty by putting: – food on the table of […]

Temporary shelter provided to Lake Rockwall Estates flood victims

Temporary shelter provided to Lake Rockwall Estates flood victims

(ROCKWALL, TX — February 23, 2018) The community continues to lend a helping hand to Lake Rockwall Estates residents forced to evacuate their homes after heavy rains overflowed the neighborhood lake. The City of Rockwall and Rockwall County Helping Hands have teamed up to help provide temporary shelter for the affected families. “Currently, we are […]

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