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January 25, 2014

Texas Exes delivering Ani-Meals as part of Project Worldwide

Texas Exes from around Johnson County will be putting on their burnt orange and white Feb. 1 to get out into their communities and deliver Ani-Meals to Meals-on-Wheels recipients who have pets.

This is the third year that Texas Exes in chapters around the globe will take on a service initiative during the month of February. Texas Exes Johnson County Chapter members have participated in Project Worldwide all three years and will deliver Ani-Meals for the second year.

Project Worldwide is a nod from exes to University of Texas at Austin students who have carried out service projects in neighborhoods surrounding their campus during February for many years. The student initiative is called The Project.

For Project Worldwide in Johnson County, teams of volunteers — former UT students as well as friends and fans of UT — will deliver pet food to Meals-on-Wheels participants on five routes around Cleburne, three in Burleson and one each in Alvarado and Joshua. Teams will meet at designated locations at 10 a.m. to pick up pet food and driving directions. After routes are complete, the group will meet at Grumps Burgers in Burleson for lunch and a celebratory photo.

“Any Exes or others who have not signed up to help are still welcome,” said Brad Wooldridge, chapter president.

Those interested in volunteering may email the chapter at johnsoncountytexasexes@yahoo.com or call Wooldridge at 817-929-6064.

Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties has been delivering Ani-Meals in Cleburne, Burleson and Alvarado for about four years, recently adding the Joshua route.

“We look forward to working with the Texas Exes,” said Christina Lindsey, volunteer coordinator for the local Meals-on-Wheels office.

After helping deliver Ani-Meals last year, Texas ex Heather Bickell began delivering pet food monthly.

“We were excited to get a regular volunteer out of the Exes group,” Lindsey said. 

Bickell also adopted a dog she found at the Cleburne animal shelter while delivering Ani-Meals.

Meals-on-Wheels is always appreciative of new volunteers but also is open to helping new participants.

“If anyone knows of someone who needs Meals-on-Wheels, we are happy to accept referrals,” Lindsey said.

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