As a member of the Crime Victims Council of Dallas County, VRM once again participated in the annual Tree of Angels event. Families who lost loved ones to violent crime are invited each year to attend an uplifting program and dinner, and to hang their customized angel ornaments on tree to honor their lost loved one. Many families return year after year for the comfort they get from this event to help them through the holidays which can be a very emotional time for those who have lost loved ones, especially in such a tragic way. The program includes a keynote speaker each year who relates their personal testimony of their own tragic loss and how they are coping.
This year on December 7th, VRM was represented by eight volunteers who greeted families, handled the check-in tables, located ornaments, served dining tables, and provided emotional and spiritual care to families throughout the evening.
Thanks go out to Leslie Williams, Jacob and June Vo, Leola Sharp, Win Brown, Craig Rodenmayer, and Steve and Linda Hanes for volunteering throughout the evening, and to Don Harris and Steve Hanes for retrieving and delivering the tree, ornaments and water to the church for this year’s event.