Community Hero

Amnesty International activists wearing T-shirts reading 'end modern slavery'. (credit: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

KRLD Community Hero: Fighting Human Trafficking

Today we are recognizing a woman in Euless who has made it her mission in life to help those who are lured into the trade here in North Texas and abroad.

11/08/2013

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Student Foregoes Homecoming Tradition To Feed Needy Families

Homecoming in Texas is defined by decorative mums and the crowning of a school’s homecoming queen and king. But to one girl in Southlake, the event was an opportunity not to celebrate — but to help those in need.

10/09/2013

Students celebrate during their graduation ceremony. (credit: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)

Community Hero: 13-Year-Old Raises Awareness For Homeless Children

Nearly 200 deserving volunteers are awarded with $1,000 scholarships to be used for college. Four students from the Dallas-Fort Worth-area were chosen from more than 35,000 nominees nationwide.

KRLD–07/29/2013

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Community Hero: From Incarceration To Life

The Exodus Ministries of Dallas is a non-denominational Christian organization that helps Texas women transition from incarceration to life in the real world.

06/11/2013

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Community Hero: Heroic Teen Saves Friends From Fire

A weekend party in rural Kaufman County would likely have ended in tragedy if not for the heroic actions of an 18-year-old girl.

KRLD–06/04/2013

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Community Hero: Puppy Rescue Mission

A special organization that helped reunite a U.S. solider with the puppy he saved while deployed in Afghanistan is being recognized as our KRLD Community Hero.

KRLD–05/30/2013

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KRLD Community Hero: Feeding The Hungry

Hundreds of local employees at Sabre Holdings participated in the first ever “Pack-A-Thon” last week to help provide meals for hungry people.

KRLD–05/20/2013

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KRLD Community Hero: Giving Back In Arlington

Stephen Hammond, the Pastor at Mosaic of Arlington, wears a lot of hats and plays a powerful role in strengthening the Arlington community.

KRLD–05/13/2013

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KRLD Community Hero: Mercy Chefs

A group of chefs and volunteers happened to be in the right place at the right time, when the deadly explosion in West occurred.

KRLD–04/29/2013

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Community Hero: A Good Samaritan Responds To Deadly Crash

Today, we honor one of the first good Samaritans who pulled over, ran to the scene, and tried to help the victims of last week’s bus crash in IRving.

KRLD–04/16/2013

Activists In NYC Protest Proposed Budget Cuts For HIV/AIDS Programs

Community Hero: AIDS Services Of Dallas

AIDS Services of Dallas is a non-profit organization which provides “quality, affordable, service-enriched housing for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS”. Dennis Kershner is a co-chair for the organization’s important annual fundraiser coming up this Saturday — the “No Tie Dinner & Dessert” party.

KRLD–04/02/2013

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Community Hero: Keller ISD’s Shattered Dreams Program

A two-day program designed to educate students, parents, and the community about the serious issue of underage drinking wrapped up last week in the Keller ISD. Today, we honor one of the women who led the program, as our KRLD Community Hero.

KRLD–03/26/2013