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HOW TO: Be one of the helpers

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’

– Mr. Rogers

This week, tragic events in West, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts have tested our communities. At the same time, a powerful message has spread – one of hope, kindness and togetherness.

At United Way, we are a strong network – a network of local organizations serving our local communities, a network of philanthropists giving our time and resources and a network of people sharing our compassion.

If you’re looking to make a difference in this time, here’s how you can get involved:

Give to United Ways in affected communities –

Spread the word about how to help –

  • Share this blog post to let others know about their options or this Facebook post 
  • Share posts from our sister organizations in Boston and Waco
  • Follow 2-1-1 Texas on Facebook and encourage your friends and family to call our Navigation Center at 2-1-1 for the latest information

Let people know how to get help –

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