John Anstedt was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a minister who instilled in his congregation and in his son that the church must serve people within and outside of its walls.
In Arlington ISD, students at John Webb Elementary School care about the community and show it.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children puts on two shopping bazaars each year: the four-day Hearts and Holiday Bazaar in early November and the three-day Summer Bazaar in June.
Seven years ago, Roz Henwood took in a stray dog. Over the years, she felt he had the potential to be a certified therapy dog. She had him undergo the training, and he now helps her.
Steve Ledbetter has been at the State Fair of Texas since 1973. At that time, he was a Dallas police officer. Now, the retired officer is the manager of the gates department at the State Fair of Texas.
In 1984, Glenn Nixon graduated from O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth. He's a self-taught musician with a full-time job who is working on his doctoral degree
For 40 years, Becky Fann has been in charge of Blue Christmas.
Linda Laughlin started The Giving Garden at the T. Boone Pickens Hospice Center by Faith Presbyterian Hospice in Dallas nearly three years ago.
This is the ninth year Alan Wright will be team captain for the Swim Across America team in North Texas. He's a chaplain at the Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas. He knows a great deal about hope.
Monya Logan was born in South Dallas. She lives there and volunteers there.
16-year-old Riya Reddy loves The Perot Museum. She was 10 years old the first time she went there. The trains and the dinosaurs were fantastic and turned her on to science.
Native Texan Glenn Lacy is 99 years young. For 16 years, he's volunteered at Baylor Scott & White Health in Grapevine. Once a week, he's behind the desk at Tower 2 greeting visitors and giving them information. He also escorts them to patients’ rooms and delivers flowers.
Gerry Dalton loves helping to keep North Texans safe. He's not a police officer or a firefighter. He's a R.A.C.E.S. operator: a trained storm spotter with the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service.
Sandy and Bob Heckman celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in October. They have two daughters and five grandchildren.
Mary Hinton lives in Cedar Hill with her husband, Tony. They'll celebrate 30 years of marriage in March.
When Emma Ann Guillen was 8 years old, her grandfather, Mikel Long, died of a heart attack.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is open 360 days a year.
17-year-old Michael Kinsey loves being a Boy Scout. He got into scouting as a 7-year-old Tiger Cub.
The Tommie Robinson American Legion Post 802 successfully completed Operation Socks for Veterans.
Keun Smith is 2007 graduate of Red Oak High School. The 28-year-old has volunteered for almost five years at Methodist Charlton Hospital.