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#RPTServes Volunteer Week

The Republican Party of Texas (RPT) wrapped up our #RPTServes Volunteer Week and we wanted to share the various efforts Republicans across the state stepped up to serve their communities. Thank you to everyone who joined us in #RPTServes Volunteer Week. We are grateful to see the Lone Star State coming together during the most trying times. 

Here are just a few examples of the incredible efforts by Texas Republicans who are working to help their communities overcome the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic:

Senator John Cornyn kicked off the week with a video encouraging fellow Texans to get involved. He followed that up by making a $25,000 donation to Feeding Texas – a system of food banks that reaches families and individuals in each of Texas’ 254 counties. His generous donation along with his leadership in the Senate is vital for helping Texas families overcome the Coronavirus pandemic. We are thankful for his continued for and dedication to helping Texans!

RPT’s State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) members donated much-needed baby items to the Grace House—a pregnancy center in Weatherford, TX. This ministry strives to promote hope, life, and knowledge in the community through The Options Clinic, Grace House Pregnancy Center, and their Pure Truth in-school training program. Items collected at the May 2 SREC meeting will go to help mothers and babies in need in the Parker County area. We appreciate all of our SREC members who stepped up to help organizations as well as young mothers and children in need. 

State Representative Gary Gates distributed free care packages to those in need in House District 28. Over 5,000 families throughout the district were provided with essential and preventative supplies. Representative Gates set aside his campaign to focus on his community recovering because of his deep love and dedication to his community. We are thankful for all that Representative Gates has and continues to help during this difficult time!

Pharmacist Will Douglas, candidate for Texas House District 113, wasted no time and started producing much needed hand sanitizer and delivering it to home health organizations, the Seagoville Police Department, the Rowlett Fire Department, and the Rowlett Police Department. His support for the community and the first responders who serve it is incredible to see! This is the type of initiative and leadership Texans need in the Texas House.

Jacey Jetton, candidate for House District 26 stepped up in a big way by volunteering with the Ismaili Jamatkhana Center food bank for several days. He showed the desperate need for food when they ran out of food after serving 800 people in under one hour. We appreciate his dedication to his community during this difficult time!

Martha Fierro, candidate for House District 145, is working for her community and reaching out to her neighbors. It is only by working together as one that we will be able to not just overcome Coronavirus but become stronger. Thank you Martha Fierro for working hard for HD 145!

Texas Young Republican Policy Director Jason Vaughn helped pregnancy centers receive vital needs through their Amazon Wishlist. Even if it seems small, it can have an enormous impact on the lives of those who are struggling right now. Thank you Jason for your work!

Denton County Republicans and SREC members Jill Glover and David Halvorson supported two local food banks and Mission Moms who feed hungry children who are not able to get food they rely on from school. There are so many in need during the Coronavirus pandemic and these acts of service make a huge difference! In nearby Tarrant County, GOP precinct chair Jesse Taylor worked with Gerald Kern of the Community Food Bank in Ft. Worth to distribute food to more than 500 area families daily.

Republicans have undoubtedly united to set an example of service for their communities. Thank you to all who participated in helping others overcome this difficult time. We will overcome the Coronavirus pandemic by working together and helping our neighbors. While #RPTServes Volunteer Week has concluded, the efforts to help our fellow Texans during this difficult time has not. If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, click here to join or visit our website for more ideas. 

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