Acts of Kindness: Arlington Water Employees Raise Money for Hurricane Relief

When Arlington Water Utilities employee Juleah Sessom heard about the devastation Hurricane Harvey was causing, she wanted to help the victims.

So, she and others at the Arlington Water Utilities South Service Center went right to work. The result was a biscuits and gravy breakfast on two dates for field operations employees who were arriving for work. Through those employees’ donations, the breakfast fundraiser collected $800 for charities helping those affected by the hurricane.

Water department employees also donated diapers, clothing, and other items to help families during the recovery.

“I am beyond impressed and extremely grateful to all of the employees that came together in this time of need so we may be able to touch the lives of many victims,” Sessom said afterward.

The hurricane relief and recovery fundraiser is just one of numerous examples of Arlington city employees’ compassion and giving spirit.

The City of Arlington is spotlighting acts of kindness happening throughout our community as part of its Kindness Initiative, which launched earlier this year. Mayor Jeff Williams has challenged residents to report acts of kindness through the City’s free Ask Arlington mobile app, on the Acts of Kindness website, or by posting using #ArlingtonKindness and @CityofArlington over the next year.

Arlington, which is also participating in the #ChooseKind City initiative, encourages residents and visitors to participate in acts of kindness this week leading up to World Kindness Day on Monday, November 13.

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