Darryl Washington is one of those quiet leaders in our community. Washington is a graduate of Dunbar High School, back when EFWBA member Shirley Knox-Benton was Principal at Dunbar.
Washington gives back to the Stop Six neighborhoods by organizing events called "Beat the Heat". He gets local businesses to donate money to purchase window air conditioner units. He organizes a day for local First Responders, our Eastside FW Police, FW Fire, and TC Sherrifs officers to install the air conditioners into the homes of senior citizens and elder veterans. Most of the recipients live in the Stop Six neighborhood.
On Thursday, April 27, Washinton, along with "Beat the Heat" sponsor Chris Carroll of Mexican Inn & Spring Creek Barbeque (also an EFWBA member) hosted an Appreciation Luncheon for all the first responders who donated their time to install the air conditioners in 2022.
Eastside FWPD Commander Monica Martin was on hand to personally thank all the guys who put in air conditioners. A call came in and she had to run!
Darryl Washington wants to thank all the corporate sponsors who generously donated: Mexican Inn / Spring Creek Barbeque, Moritz Automotive Dealerships, Fort Worth Independent School District Family Action Center, Tarrant County College, Lone Star Cleaners, On-Time Corvette Club, Walter Dansby, Constable Michael Campbell, Busby Plumbing, Great Commission Baptist Church, Boomerang Productions and DJ K9 Music.
Photos by Lloyd Jones, EFWBA and Evelyn Jones-Reed, City of Fort Worth.
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