The Net The Net is based out of Fort Worth. It is an initiative of people who want to be a NETwork for people in poverty. a safety NET for those who have fallen and need help getting back on their feet.
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https://vimeo.com/thenetfw/promo The NET hosts weekly and monthly events to create opportunities to have community among the people in our city that do not just suffer from material or physical poverty, but relational poverty. All of our efforts are highly relational and seek to instill hope and restore dignity.

Mission: The Netโ€™s mission is to develop healthy, restorative relationships with the people in the community who need a network of support the most.

Operating as usual

Major celebration happening over here ๐ŸŽ‰ Because of YOU, The Net has officially served over 1,000 women survivors of sexu...
10/14/2020

Major celebration happening over here ๐ŸŽ‰ Because of YOU, The Net has officially served over 1,000 women survivors of sexual exploitation right here in Fort Worth โ€ผ๏ธ

Because of your belief that people need people more than they need things, 1,000 women have heard the message that they are seen, known, and loved ๐Ÿ’œ

For many of them, the unconditional love that you provided through jail outreach, survivor support group, and more, was the first time they ever experienced a supportive community that desired to see them thrive.

Net fam, none of the restorative work that we do is possible without you. Thank you for being a network of support to those in our community who need it the most ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿฝ

Happening for the first time ever THIS weekend...the opportunity to attend our Trafficking Training VIRTUALLY!Twice a ye...
10/13/2020

Happening for the first time ever THIS weekend...the opportunity to attend our Trafficking Training VIRTUALLY!

Twice a year we host this training first and foremost to educate the community on the issue of trafficking here in DFW (because knowledge is power ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ) and second to train volunteers who want to serve with our Purchased or MASE programs.

Training is 9 am - 12:15 pm this Saturday to watch live but will also be recorded and available for 48 hours after the fact to watch (or rewatch - seriously, it's that good!) for those who register!

Ready to save your virtual seat? Just head to the below! ๐Ÿ–ฅ

We'll catch ya on the interwebs โœŒ๐Ÿฝ

thenetfw.com/traffickingtraining

Net fam, please give a warm welcome to our pal and newest addition to the team, Deborah! โœจโ โ Born in Nigeria but raised h...
10/12/2020

Net fam, please give a warm welcome to our pal and newest addition to the team, Deborah! โœจโ 
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Born in Nigeria but raised here in the States, Deborah grew up in the vibrant border city of El Paso, TX. She just graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in Psychology and minor in Spanish and is now pursuing her M.A. in Theological Studies at Dallas Baptist University. โ 
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After moving to DFW for school, she stumbled across The Net and immediately felt connected to the mission so reached out and the rest is history!โ 
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Deb now spends her days overseeing our rockstar #ninterns as our Internship Coordinator โœ๏ธ โ 
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When she isnโ€™t working on a project for the Net or helping out at The Worthy Co, you can find her at a local coffee shop working on school, listening to a psychology related podcast, or enjoying what she likes to call โ€œworship napsโ€ ๐Ÿ’คโ 
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Drop an emoji below to say hey and check out our stories to learn more about Deb! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ

6 SPOTS LEFT ๐Ÿ’ฅ In-person seats at our upcoming Trafficking Training are filling up fast so if you've been thinking about...
10/06/2020

6 SPOTS LEFT ๐Ÿ’ฅ In-person seats at our upcoming Trafficking Training are filling up fast so if you've been thinking about registering, now is your time!

The Details:
- October 17
- 8:45-12:15
- Watermark Fort Worth
- Learn what trafficking looks like in your city

Head to the link below to grab your spot (either in person or virtual) We can't wait to see you there!

thenetfw.com/traffickingtraining

Can we get a SQUAD GOALS ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ We are so thankful for this team of ninterns who are showing up for the people in our commun...
10/05/2020

Can we get a SQUAD GOALS ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ We are so thankful for this team of ninterns who are showing up for the people in our community who need a network of support the most, despite circumstances looking very different than normal ๐Ÿค

They are YES people who respond to tasks with a positive mindset that gets ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ and we just truly couldnโ€™t live without them.

Overflowing thankfulness for this team of rockstars ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿงก #TyEyesAreBACK

Calling all difference makers ๐Ÿ“ฃJoin us on October 17th for our fall Trafficking Training and get educated on the issue o...
10/04/2020

Calling all difference makers ๐Ÿ“ฃ

Join us on October 17th for our fall Trafficking Training and get educated on the issue of trafficking, hear from experts in the field, our team, and a survivor leader, and be equipped with tangible steps you can take to make a difference ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ

We have limited in-person seats available OR an online option if that is a better fit for you. Grab your spot now or learn more by heading to the link below!

thenetfw.com/traffickingtraining

MEET THE TEAM ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ Say hey to Jordan!โ โ Jordan has been our Purchased Director of Aftercare since joining the team in 2015!...
09/30/2020

MEET THE TEAM ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ Say hey to Jordan!โ 
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Jordan has been our Purchased Director of Aftercare since joining the team in 2015! That means she spends her days overseeing our program for women survivors of sexual exploitation and the advocates that walk alongside them๐Ÿ’œโ 
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When she's not at work, you can find Jordan hanging out with her baby girl and husband Zack, finding the best spot in Fort Worth to enjoy a taco, or listening to audiobooks ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ“š

We are so thankful for Jordan and everything she brings to the team! ๐Ÿค

Programs like MASE* do not exist without rockstar volunteers like Austin who show up consistently to fight for a world w...
09/23/2020

Programs like MASE* do not exist without rockstar volunteers like Austin who show up consistently to fight for a world where girls are not for sale ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ

Austin has been serving with The Net since Fall 2017 and his favorite part of volunteering with MASE is "Meeting men in the midst of their darkest, lowest point and compassionately speak truth into their lives. Hearing a guy feel conviction and expressing that he doesnโ€™t want to keep exploiting women is by far the best part."

Here are a couple other fun facts about Austin ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ
๐Ÿ“š ๏ฟฝBest book you've read recently: Gentle & Lowly by Dane Ortlund
โ˜•๏ธ Favorite coffee shop:๏ฟฝ Craftwork
๐Ÿ”† One way you rest + recharge: Putting my phone and other screens away and enjoying a good book outdoors.

We're thankful for ya, Austin! ๐ŸŽ‰

*Men Against Sexual Exploitation

Friends, we are BACK with our Meet the Team introductions!โ โ You may know him as "the guy with the mustache" but he also ...
09/22/2020

Friends, we are BACK with our Meet the Team introductions!โ 
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You may know him as "the guy with the mustache" but he also responds to Alex Lipari ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป Alex is our Net Center Director, which means he oversees all of our programming for our friends experiencing homelessness.โ 
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He has a passion for helping people find a place that they can call "home," which is why he is also a Real Estate Guide with 6th Ave Homes! His dream would be use his passion and talents to create a better housing option for folks experiencing homelessness that would allow them to accomplish their goals.โ 
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When he's not hard at work, you are most likely to find him hanging with his baby son Levi and wife Julia, cheering on his Horned Frogs, or browsing Craiglist looking for his dream motorcycle ๐Ÿ Check out our stories for some more fun facts about Alex!

Calling all yard/garage sale lovers, folks who love a good deal, or friends just looking for a Saturday activity ๐Ÿ“ฃ   โ We...
09/21/2020

Calling all yard/garage sale lovers, folks who love a good deal, or friends just looking for a Saturday activity ๐Ÿ“ฃ
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We have lots of brand new and like new items that have been donated to us that will be for sale to raise money for our programs!

Stop by anytime from 8-12 THIS Saturday at 1216 S Lake Street + shop the Sidewalk Sale ๐Ÿ› and stay tuned to our stories throughout the week as we will be posting previews of some of the items that will be available!

WOW! Drumroll please...๐Ÿฅ Net fam, you gave $53,520 for North Texas Giving Day to continue sharing the message with folks...
09/18/2020

WOW! Drumroll please...๐Ÿฅ Net fam, you gave $53,520 for North Texas Giving Day to continue sharing the message with folks experiencing homelessness, survivors of trafficking, and refugee kiddos that they are SEEN, KNOWN, and LOVED!

We are overwhelmed by your generosity so from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for investing in dignity-restoring work for some of the most vulnerable people in our city.

We love you, Net fam!

BREAKING NEWS ๐Ÿ“ฃ Our match funds have been increased from $15,000 to $21,500 so when you give, your gift makes DOUBLE the...
09/17/2020

BREAKING NEWS ๐Ÿ“ฃ Our match funds have been increased from $15,000 to $21,500 so when you give, your gift makes DOUBLE the impact! ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Net fam, we need you with us now more than ever before!

Head to the link below to make a difference TODAY!

northtexasgivingday.org/thenetfw

Guess who's back, back again? Bingo's back ๐ŸŽถWhile it looks different than before, Bingo and Bagels, our weekly breakfast...
09/15/2020

Guess who's back, back again? Bingo's back ๐ŸŽถ

While it looks different than before, Bingo and Bagels, our weekly breakfast with our friends experiencing homelessness, is back!

If we have learned one thing during this season, it is the importance of relationships ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ We all need empowering people and friends in our lives and that's why The Net exists to provide that to folks experiencing homelessness.

One of our friends shared, "I have been motivated by the feeling I get when I come here. Everywhere else, I feel hated. Here, I feel cared for, and that motivates me to move forward."

Will you support The Net for North Texas Giving Day to ensure that people experiencing homelessness can continue experiencing dignity-restoring relationships? We need you with us now more than ever before!

Head to the link below to give ๐Ÿ“ฃ Plus your gift will be matched, which means you make DOUBLE the impact!

northtexasgivingday.org/thenetfw

Currently in jail with a history of sexual exploitation, Tiana* responded to a letter from our jail advocates and shared...
09/14/2020

Currently in jail with a history of sexual exploitation, Tiana* responded to a letter from our jail advocates and shared...โ 
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"Thank you for your unconditional support and for remembering women like me in jail...Thank you for allowing me to become a part of your journey to help other women. I would love to be a part of a world thatโ€™s full of love and supportโ€.โ 
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Many of the women we meet through jail outreach have not experienced unconditional love and support from the people in their lives, but because of you, that is exactly what The Net provides ๐Ÿ’›โ 
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Will you support The Net for North Texas Giving Day and be the community that tells survivors of sexual exploitation that they are seen, known, and loved? ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ We need you with us now more than ever before!โ 
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Head to the link below to give ๐ŸŽŠ (PS - your gift will be matched, which means you make DOUBLE the impact!)โ 
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northtexasgivingday.org/thenetfw

*Name changed for anonymity

The pandemic can't stop a community dedicated to fighting trafficking in Fort Worth ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ That's why we are hosting our fal...
09/09/2020

The pandemic can't stop a community dedicated to fighting trafficking in Fort Worth ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ That's why we are hosting our fall Trafficking Training with limited in-person seating as well as a new VIRTUAL option on October 17th ๐Ÿ–ฅ

More details to come but for now, mark your calendar, invite your friends, and sign up for email notifications to be the first to know when registration opens ๐Ÿ“†

Just head to the link below to learn more about Trafficking Training and signup for emails!

thenetfw.com/traffickingtraining

You can invest in the lives and success of survivors of sexual exploitation TODAY ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸฝM* always dreamed of opening her own...
09/08/2020

You can invest in the lives and success of survivors of sexual exploitation TODAY ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ

M* always dreamed of opening her own beauty salon but because of her past, she wasn't sure it was ever going to happen.

But after being in the RISE program and experiencing a supportive community at The Net, she is now working full time, living in her own place, and saving money. M now has the opportunity to make her dream a reality! โœจ

She recently she opened up a business bank account, found a storefront, and is taking the next steps to start her own beauty salon!

When you give to The Net for North Texas Giving Day, you are investing in the lives of women who are accomplishing their biggest goals left and right ๐ŸŽ‰ Early giving is open so head to the link below to invest in many more success stories like M's ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

northtexasgivingday.org/thenetfw

*Name changed for anonymity

THIS JUST IN ๐Ÿ“ฃ  The Net has received $15,000 in match funds today for North Texas Giving Day! ๐ŸŽ‰โ โ When you give between t...
09/04/2020

THIS JUST IN ๐Ÿ“ฃ The Net has received $15,000 in match funds today for North Texas Giving Day! ๐ŸŽ‰โ 
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When you give between today and September 17th, your gift is MATCHED, which means you make d o u b l e the impact ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝโ 
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North Texas Giving Day is an annual online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform!โ 
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This year, North Texas Giving Day is more important than ever before! Would you consider giving $60 to represent 6 months of making vulnerable people in our city feel seen, known, and loved despite the chaos of this season of life?โ 
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Net Fam, we need you with us! ๐Ÿ’™ You can give today by heading to the link below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ

northtexasgivingday.org/thenetfw

We won't be hanging quite this close but we are so excited to be kicking off another semester of Net Club at Ladera toni...
09/02/2020

We won't be hanging quite this close but we are so excited to be kicking off another semester of Net Club at Ladera tonight! ๐Ÿ˜Žโ 
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This year continues to look different than any of us could've anticipated but that won't stop us from figuring out creative ways to keep building relationships with refugee kiddos in our city ๐Ÿ’™โ 

When you support The Net for North Texas Giving Day, you are actively ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ for commercial sex in Fort Wor...
09/01/2020

When you support The Net for North Texas Giving Day, you are actively ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ for commercial sex in Fort Worth ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝโ 
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Last week, our MASE volunteers were able to engage with a man named Greg* who has participated in the commercial sex industry in the past and was attempting to do so again. โ 
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During their conversation, Greg learned from our volunteer about the harmful realities of the commercial sex industry, some truths about women experiencing exploitation, and ways he could make positive changes going forward. โ 
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Greg was scared and ashamed of his actions, ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™๐™š ๐™–๐™จ๐™ ๐™š๐™™ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š. Now, one of our volunteers will have the opportunity to keep in touch with Greg and help hold him accountable to personal growth and abstaining from participating in the commercial sex industry!โ 
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North Texas Giving Day is September 17th but the giving platform officially opens TODAY! ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜… ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†? Head to the link below to give! ๐Ÿ’™

northtexasgivingday.org/thenetfwโ 
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*Name changed for anonymity

Next up in our team introductions is Sarah Bowden! ๐Ÿ’ฅ Sarah wears a lot of hats around here (pun intended ๐Ÿ˜„) but her offi...
08/31/2020

Next up in our team introductions is Sarah Bowden! ๐Ÿ’ฅ Sarah wears a lot of hats around here (pun intended ๐Ÿ˜„) but her official title is Director of Operations! She is also the Co-Founder of our social enterprise, The Worthy Co.

A native Houstonian, Sarah moved to Fort Worth to get her degree in Religion and Spanish at TCU and started full-time with The Net as soon as she graduated in 2013! She is an Enneagram 8 and is passionate about all things social justice and Google Sheets โ€ผ๏ธ

When she's not at work, you are most likely to find her hosting friends for a dinner party, hanging with her husband (and co-worker) Ty and their dog Bear on their front porch, or tackling a house project ๐Ÿ› 

For survivors of sexual exploitation, one-on-one advocacy is one of the essential parts of their recovery! ๐Ÿ’—Our RISE adv...
08/27/2020

For survivors of sexual exploitation, one-on-one advocacy is one of the essential parts of their recovery! ๐Ÿ’—

Our RISE advocates are women who have gone through our Trafficking Training and committed to walking alongside a survivor in our program in a healthy and empowering relationship.

Throughout the pandemic, we have repeatedly seen advocates go above and beyond to make sure that the women they are paired with have everything they need to be successful in the program, despite the stressful circumstances.

When you give to The Net for North Texas Giving Day, you make it possible for us to train MORE advocates so that no survivor in the RISE program is ever left without someone to walk alongside her as she rebuilds her life ๐Ÿ’—

Giving opens Tuesday 9/1 and is open through Thursday 9/17 ๐Ÿ“† Visit thenetfw.com/givingday to learn more

A recent jail letter response we received stopped us in our tracks ๐Ÿ›‘โ โ "I received the letter that was sent to me and I r...
08/25/2020

A recent jail letter response we received stopped us in our tracks ๐Ÿ›‘โ 
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"I received the letter that was sent to me and I really appreciate your time, thoughts, and prayers. It is very difficult without visits and correspondence from loved ones, ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™š๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ก๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ ๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™š๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™™๐™š๐™จ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฉ." - K*โ 
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This letter from K shows the impact that our advocates are having in the lives of survivors who are currently in jail with a history of sexual exploitation. Knowing that there is a group of women on the outside who sees them, knows them, and loves them is life-giving, like water in the desert. โ 
When you give to The Net on September 17th for North Texas Giving Day, you make it possible for jail outreach to continue to impact women who deserve a chance to rebuild their lives ๐Ÿ’œ

08/25/2020

North Texas Giving Day! Starting Sep 1st โค๏ธ

Want to give back to your community but feeling a little uncertain of what that looks like during the pandemic? ๐Ÿค”โ โ We kn...
08/24/2020

Want to give back to your community but feeling a little uncertain of what that looks like during the pandemic? ๐Ÿค”โ 
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We know that the generosity of our #NetFam doesn't stop during a pandemic. Our inboxes have been consistently filled with people asking how they can best help during this time ๐Ÿ’ฌโ 
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With that being said, if you are looking for an easy way to support The Net, we want to invite you to make a FUNdraising page for North Texas Giving Day, happening on September 17th!โ 
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Fundraising on behalf of The Net on NTX Giving Day means that every dollar you raise goes further! The Communities Foundation multiples every gift so you can make an even bigger impact ๐Ÿ’ฅโ 
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If you want to invite your friends and family to invest in dignity-restoring work, we would love for you to make a FUNdraising page to support The Net! Just head to the link below to get started ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ

northtexasgivingday.org/thenetfwโ 

Come get your sweat on ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธWe are so excited for an upcoming cycling class that CycleBar is hosting to benefit survivo...
08/21/2020

Come get your sweat on ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

We are so excited for an upcoming cycling class that CycleBar is hosting to benefit survivors of trafficking through Purchased!

This event will be held indoors with a limited number of bikes spaced 6 feet apart from each other with masks required anytime you are not cycling and temperature checks taken at the door.

100% of the proceeds will go directly back to providing support and empowerment services to survivors of trafficking here in Fort Worth ๐Ÿ’œ

Head to the link below to claim your spot! ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

https://www.cyclebar.com/location/waterside

Social distancing can't keep this crew down! ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฟโ†”๏ธ๐Ÿง”๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ โ It definitely looks a little different these days, but we are s...
08/20/2020

Social distancing can't keep this crew down! ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฟโ†”๏ธ๐Ÿง”๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ 
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It definitely looks a little different these days, but we are so excited to be hosting bingo again with some of our friends experiencing homelessness! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโ 
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By meeting at outdoor parks, limiting the number of people who can attend, requiring mask-wearing, and utilizing individually prepared servings of food, we have been able to recreate one of our favorite in-person events while still keeping everyone safe and healthy ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 07:30 - 10:30

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The Net FW is a wonderful facility that helps the disadvantaged and trains volunteers to do the same! Be inspired to make a difference today and forevermore by giving yourself to those who need you most. Blessings๐Ÿ˜‡
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