Our Covid-19 vaccine clinic on August 18 was very successful, with 29 people getting their first vaccines! We hope to serve even more people in the community this time, Sept 8, 6-8 pm at Greenway Church, 1816 Delga St, 76102. Please invite your friends. Volunteers should arrive at 4:45 pm, and the clinic is 6-8 pm. People who are vaccinated (1st or 2nd shot) get $10 and a chance to win one of three $100 gift cards. Go here to see the flyer.
Saturday July 3: We will do what we normally do on Martin Luther King Day in the Greenway neighborhood on this special event: Loving and Empowering Our Neighbors. We will work on several maintenance projects in the neighborhood to help those without resources to do the jobs themselves. We will gather at the 6:8 House (1912 Portland Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76102) between 7:30 am and 8:00 am to get organized, and then we will divide up into small groups to work on the projects. At the end of the morning (11:30 or 12 pm) we will have lunch at the 6:8 house for everyone. To save some time, you could fill out our liability waivers in advance:
We visited some neighbors who just had some birthdays. Mrs. Doss just turned 100, and Mrs. Cobb is quite a bit younger! In 2019, we helped Mrs. Doss restructure her carport, and we helped Mrs. Cobb with plumbing and electrical issues at her house. Mrs. Cobb is a dedicated volunteer with the 6:8 Project.
Starting right away, we will offer scholarships to residents of the Greenway neighborhood who are attending college or trade school. A new fund has been established to honor Sheila Hollie, who lived in the Greenway neighborhood and loved the 6:8 Project. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please find out more here.
To apply for the scholarship, you can download the application here.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2020, volunteers with the 6:8 Project worked on several things. Volunteers included several from the neighborhood and several from Tarrant Churches Together. They fixed a hole in a ceiling, fixed a ceiling fan, and refurbished the handrail for a wheelchair ramp at one house.
At another house, volunteers scraped off old paint, caulked, and replaced trim. At another house, volunteers replaced the rotten wood on a door jamb and trim with hardiplank. Two toilets were fixed. At the 6:8 house at 1912 Portland, volunteers laid out, dug, and poured concrete to establish footings that will be used to build a deck in the back yard. This deck is needed, because the summer lunch program and other programs of the 6:8 Project have grown so much that we need the extra space for tables and chairs. Also, kids from the neighborhood helped by screening compost, by organizing the library and closets in the 6:8 house, and by breaking down boxes for recycling.
Love your neighbor on January 20, 2020 with The 6:8 Project! We will work on routine maintenance and minor repairs on neighborhood homes of folks who are not able to do the work themselves. Also, there are a few tasks at the 6:8 house that need to be done. We will take out compost from the compost bin and package it for neighbors. We will also get started building a deck in the back yard that is now needed due to the growth of our Summer Lunch program. All ages are welcome; youth and children can help as long as a parent or guardian is with them.
You may sign up with Tarrant Churches Together, or you can just show up at the 6:8 house (1912 Portland) at 10 am. Those participating with Tarrant Churches Together will have a registration time at 8 am and an opening gathering at 9 am at Baker Chapel AME Church. We will work in the Greenway neighborhood until approximately 2 pm. For more information, contact us here.