Professional, Charitable, Community Leadership
SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY
New Friends New Life
Habitat for Humanity
March of Dimes
North Texas Food Bank
Genesis Women’s Shelter
Richard has a long history of volunteering for causes that strike at the heart of humanity. He has volunteered to distribute Christmas toys to children whose parents are incarcerated through an Angel Tree program. Richard once organized some friends in a one-day grassroots mission called “Feed Dallas.” Richard and crew raised money and donated items to feed the homeless wandering the streets of Dallas. They also provided feminine hygiene kits to homeless women. Richard says of that day, “What struck me the most was that the need will always be greater than the solution. The poverty and despair we encountered one on one will forever be on my heart.”
Richard and his wife Jeanette volunteered each Sunday morning at Dallas Life Foundation mentoring children ages 5-11. Dallas Life Foundation provides services, resources, and training to families in a transitional state- often resulting from a job loss, catastrophe, or difficult domestic situation. Jeanette says, “We looked forward to Sunday mornings at Dallas Life because the joy in these little kids’ eyes was so rewarding. We weren’t sure what to expect. It turned out to be a very simple calling. The kids just wanted someone to sit down and play with them at their level, spending time focused on them.”
Richard and his wife Jeanette volunteered often to distribute food and household items to needy families through Services of Hope Entities, Inc.- an organization where Richard later served as Chairman of the Board. Daniel Prescott, President, says, “Richard brought new ideas of outreach, stewardship, and operations that directly benefitted the Services of Hope community. He implemented his administrative expertise helping us to run more efficiently. This made our donation dollars stretch further allowing us to serve more families."
Richard advocated for women that wanted to exit the sex industry by “walking a mile in her shoes.” Literally, he and about 3 dozen other men walked in high heels to raise awareness for an organization that provides resources for these women.