TMS Media Relations | Jul 25, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas (July 25, 2014) – Texas Motor Speedway and its “Speeding To Help” employee volunteers lifted more than just spirits during their visit to east Fort Worth as they assisted Trinity Habitat for Humanity in the construction of a new home.
More than a dozen Texas Motor Speedway volunteers assisted Trinity Habitat for Humanity project managers with erecting and installing roof trusses as well as installing outer walls on the new home for Yadira Torres and her 9-year-old daughter Adamaris. The work was just part of the six-month process that will take place to complete the construction of the home before the organization officially hands the keys over to the Torres family.
The construction of the new home is part of Trinity Habitat for Humanity’s effort in providing the Torres family with a better quality of life. The family of two currently lives in a garage that had been converted into a one-bedroom apartment. With no central air or heat, summer and winter months prove to be difficult. With the assistance of Trinity Habitat for Humanity, the family not only will have a place to call home but will now be provided with a sense of security and a safe place for Adamaris to play.
Texas Motor Speedway's month-long "Speeding To Help" program kicked off its seventh year earlier this month as volunteers refurbished The Salvation Army's Pleasant Grove Community Center's children's playground and surrounding area of its sports complex. The program made its second visit on July 21 as volunteers joined the Catholic Charities Fort Worth to create an outdoor play date with over 50 Fort Worth children. Texas Motor Speedway also donated numerous outdoor toys to Catholic Charities Fort Worth which included soccer balls, jump ropes, bubbles, kites, sidewalk chalk and more to ensure the kids could enjoy all year long.
This year's program will conclude with its fourth and final project on Tuesday, July 29, when Texas Motor Speedway will paint the interior of a home used as a safe shelter for Denton County Friends of the Family.
In the past six years, Texas Motor Speedway's "Speeding To Help" program has provided assistance to two dozen organizations or programs throughout the various counties in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Those organizations are the United Service Organization (USO) of Dallas/Fort Worth; Children's Medical Center in Dallas; Habitat for Humanity; Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth; Homes For Our Troops; United Community Centers, Inc. of Fort Worth; North Texas Food Bank; Dallas Arboretum; Christian Community Action; Fort Worth Parks and Recreation; Rosemont 6th Grade School of Fort Worth; 6 Stones Mission Network; Community Powered Revitalization; Dallas Life Homeless Shelter; Clara Love Elementary School; Tarrant Area Food Bank; Feed The Children; Dallas Zoo; Butler Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth; Northwest Independent School District; Mission Arlington; Humane Society of North Texas; West (Texas) Long-Term Recovery Project; and the United Methodist Committee on Relief rebuilding project for Granbury, Texas.