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Save the Date! Thursday, September 18th is North Texas Giving Day

Mark your calendars and save the date for North Texas Giving Day (formerly DonorBridge) Thursday, September 18th from 6 a.m. to midnight. This will be the 6th year the Ferguson Road Initiative has participated in national giving day. Last year FRI met our fundraising goal of doubling our donors. This year our slogan is 50 @ $50. Not only do we want our members, friends and...

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Support Ferguson Road Initiative

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Ferguson Road Initiative from the list of...

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Jacobs Selected to Conduct the Regional Recreation Wellness Center Feasibility Study

Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected to meeting2 2conduct the feasibility study for our Regional Recreation Wellness Center (CENTER) and FRI is looking forward to introducing you to your team at our next Community Connection Townhall Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th at 6:30 p.m. The feasibility study will determine what the cost, design, and programs will be at the CENTER and...

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Youth Swimming

Attention all parents of swimmers! Did you know that every City of Dallas community pool has a swim team? Come practice your strokes and support our local pools–Samuell Grand, Harry Stone, & Everglade–then participate in a friendly competition against all the other city pools. Our local pools could use a few more swimmers aged 5-18 on their teams, but you have to be able to...

Beat the Texas Heat! Make Sure Your Home has an Air Conditioner!!!

The Texas Heat is Here! Does someone you know meet this criteria? The individual’s current residence does not have a functioning air-conditioner, and in your view they do not have the financial resources to buy one themselves. However, they would have available resources to cover electrical costs for the operation of a window unit air conditioner. The individual occupies the...

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FRI Community Connection Challenge Grant Update

WOW! I am thrilled to report that FRI has received a total of $9,102 in contributions, memberships and donations from 47 challenge participants since February 11! Our goal is to meet our $15,000 challenge by June 15th and we are now more than half-way there. Thanks so much to State Representative Eric Johnson for his Founder’s Circle membership of $1,000 that has been applied to this...

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Heroes House Ribbon Cutting

On May 16th the Ferguson Road Initiative was proud to welcome Heroes House to our community located in the White Rock Hills area. A robust crowd of veterans, community leaders and residents gathered to celebrate the refurbished development at 2122 Highland Road. The public/private funded supportive housing development consisting of 31-units of one, and two bedroom garden-style apartments was...

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Thanks to our Founder’s Circle Members

FRI is indebted to our Founder’s Circle Members. Without the support of our Founder’s Circle and Community Connection members our work would be impossible. Ferguson Road Initiative Community Connection Founder’s Circle As of 5/2014 $5,000 a year for 3 years Biomat Grifols $2,500 a year for 3 years Laura Berry Boeckman Lone Star Credit Union Larry & Sue Ingram, McDonalds Wolcott...

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New Ordinance Governing Door-to-Door Solicitation

The City of Dallas recently passed a new city ordinance regarding door to door solicitation. As of January 22, 2014, any individual or company wishing to solicit door to door will be required to obtain a solicitors permit from the City of Dallas. The Solicitation Permit will allow soliciting between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to sunset, Monday through Saturday; except on major Holidays. At no time...

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Water Restrictions for the City of Dallas

Did you know Dallas has a year round watering restriction? Watering landscaped areas with an automatic sprinkler sys­tem or a hose-end sprinkler is restricted to twice per week per the schedule mentioned below. The new Conservation Ordinance requirement for maximum twice-weekly watering went into effect on April 23, 2012 and is a pro-active water conservation measure. The intent is to help...

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