Joy Full: Seniors in need to enjoy Thanksgiving feast thanks to Rockwall YMCA members

Joy Full: Seniors in need to enjoy Thanksgiving feast thanks to Rockwall YMCA members

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 23, 2021) Yesterday, several senior clients of Meals on Wheels were delighted to receive Thanksgiving turkeys and all the ingredients needed to prepare delicious side dishes, thanks to food donations collected by members of the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall. As part of the their annual community food drive, the YMCA reached […]

Rockwall County Helping Hands honors volunteers with Starfish Awards

Rockwall County Helping Hands honors volunteers with Starfish Awards

ROCKWALL, TX – May 25, 2021 — Rockwall County Helping Hands celebrated their volunteers for their 11,000+ hours of service to the agency this past year with a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. Texas Health Hospital Rockwall President Cindy Perrin presented the Circle of Care award to Jim Haayen, for exhibiting care for fellow volunteers, care for […]

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas celebrates 135th year of serving North Texas

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas celebrates 135th year of serving North Texas

Rockwall YMCA volunteers honored at Annual Celebration ROCKWALL, TX – May 20, 2021 — The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas held its Annual Celebration on May 18th, celebrating 135 years of serving North Texas and the volunteers across communities in North Texas, including Rockwall. The event honored the volunteers that have tirelessly served the community throughout a […]

Rockwall County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: ‘I Volunteered And So Should You!’

Rockwall County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: ‘I Volunteered And So Should You!’

Editor’s Note: Thank you to Rockwall resident Bill Watts for sharing this Letter to the Editor about volunteering to help at COVID-19 vaccination clinics.  ROCKWALL, TX – February 8, 2021 – I’m Bill Watts and I volunteered to help at a vaccination center in Rockwall, TX. I support Helping Hands Rockwall, a local charity, and read […]

The Whole Package: Young cancer survivor finds way to lift others up through Rockwall Meals on Wheels deliveries

The Whole Package: Young cancer survivor finds way to lift others up through Rockwall Meals on Wheels deliveries

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 28, 2021 – Evan was a normal 12-year-old who liked running, computers, and friends. One weekend, a visit to a walk-in clinic for stomach pain turned into a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. We knew from the beginning that treatment would last 3 – 3 1/2 years, but we didn’t anticipate […]

Lone Star CASA: Speak up for kids in foster care from your own home

Lone Star CASA: Speak up for kids in foster care from your own home

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – Jan. 15, 2021 – Lone Star CASA is calling for community members to step up and advocate for children and families involved in the child welfare system in our local area. “Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing, many of us have been feeling increased stress, anxiety and isolation. Children involved […]

EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) seeks volunteers

EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) seeks volunteers

Free, two day training class coming Feb 13 & 20 ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 14, 2021 – 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 […]

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 […]

Rockwall County Meals on Wheels: the need for essential services grows

Rockwall County Meals on Wheels: the need for essential services grows

“At Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County, there is nothing more important than the health and safety of the vulnerable population we serve, and that of our dedicated volunteers, Board of Directors and hard-working staff,” said Margie VerHagen, MOWSS Executive Director. That is why at a time when many local businesses are re-opening, […]

The Big Event: Leadership Rockwall class to host epic day of community service

The Big Event: Leadership Rockwall class to host epic day of community service

Community members encouraged to submit project ideas, sign up to volunteer for a project   The Leadership Rockwall Class of 2020 is hosting the largest one-day service event Rockwall County has ever seen on April 18, 2020. The goal for their class project, called The Big Event, is to amass 1,000 volunteers to participate in […]

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