Texas Baptist Men is in need of 20 warmhearted volunteers to cook and serve lunch and dinner to families attending the Snowball Express on Sunday, Dec. 13.
The annual four-day event is put on each year to honor the memory and families of fallen military heroes who died on active duty. Children from all over the world come together for the experience, which offers an array of games and activities, from sports to dances to amusement park outings.
George Felkner, vice president of TBM's Military Fellowship, said volunteers will prepare the noon meal at the Robert E. Dixon Mission Equipping Center (TBM headquarters), located at 5351 Catron Drive in Dallas.
"Once the food is prepared, it will be transported to the Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth," he said, where volunteers will serve the families. From there, TBM will travel to the Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth to prepare and serve the evening meal.
Felkner said those wishing to cook the first meal (lunch) should arrive at the Dixon Building by 7 a.m. Those wishing to help serve the meal and then travel to the Joint Reserve Base to assist with the next meal should arrive by 8 a.m.
"We will be leaving the Dixon Building by 8:30 a.m. to travel to Fort Worth," Felkner said. "This will give us time to get set up and ready to serve lunch when the (other) TBM volunteers arrive with the food."
Volunteers must be Yellow-cap trained, he added.
If you can help, email Felkner at firstname.lastname@example.org. You also must go online to www.snowballexpress.com and register as a volunteer. There will be a background check on each volunteer.
The deadline to contact Felkner is 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7.