Helping Hands, March 30


Volunteers are the very heart and soul of an organization.

“There are so many worthy organizations in our community that depend on volunteers on a daily basis. And without volunteers, many organizations would suffer,” according to officials with IntegraCare Hospice.

A Volunteer Recruitment Fair is planned Wednesday, April 10, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Hood County Senior Center, 501 E. Moore St.

The fair will include representatives from area organizations who utilize volunteers. They will explain the services they provide to the community, and what a volunteer could do for their particular establishment.

There is no charge to attend this event sponsored by IntegraCare Hospice.

If your organization is interested in reserving booth space, or would like any additional information, please contact Megan Brock of IntegraCare at 940.452.4828 or email her at [email protected] Hope to see you there!



Free federal tax preparation and e-filing is available from AARP Tax-Aide teams.

Ron Petersen, Granbury Tax-Aide coordinator, reports the service is available through April 13. Contact one of the following locations to schedule your tax preparation:

Hood County Senior Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 817-573-5533, 501 E. Moore St.

Hood County Library on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 817-573-3569, 222 N. Travis St.

Persons should bring their Social Security identification, last year’s (2011) tax return and all W-2s, 1099’s and any other information pertaining to their 2012 earnings.

Articles should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event for consideration in the Helping Hands column in the Hood County News. Email information to [email protected]