Charities We Work With
Since our inception in 2001 the majority of DWIU’s mission has been to help our brothers and sisters, be it here in the USA or back home in the West Indies. As we continue on this journey of lending a hand, we have sought out other great organizations to partner with so as to share the load. Here we highlight a few of our partnership accomplishments.
Salvation Army DFW
Over the past 15 years, DWIU has teamed up with the Salvation Army of DFW to feed the less fortunate. This partnership is an ongoing event that is scheduled with the Salvation Army. Be sure to come lend us a hand. https://www.salvationarmydfw.org
Blood Drives (Red Cross & Carter Blood Care)
Blood donation is important because maintaining an adequate blood supply in our community secures blood transfusions for patients. The donation process also gives donors a medical check at no cost. Each year DWIU members, family and friends come together to donate blood to Carter Blood Care and the Red Cross of Greater DFW. The life you save today may be your own! http://www.carterbloodcare.org/ https://www.redcrossblood.org
DWIU in partnership with Dr. Carlton Clarke II (Broadway Medical),Heart Gift, Baylor Scott and White, supports families throughout the West Indies affected by all types of congenital heart disease by sponsoring and performing life-saving heart procedures. The gallant efforts and joyous hands of all the skilled medical personnel, friends and family provide transportation, lodging, travel and meal cost for the patient and their loved ones. To the many volunteers and partners, we say THANK YOU for all that you do and continue to DO.
Brentwood Nursing Home
Over the years DWIU has remained a vital partner of Brentwood Nursing home in east Dallas to provide the residents with gift baskets and needed personal supplies along with our annual caroling at Christmas. Join us to make someone’s day brighter by sharing precious memories with those who are shut in. https://www.nursinghomes.com/tx/dallas/brentwood-place-three/
The purpose of our scholarship program is to assist DWIU members and qualified students to obtain educational and career objectives through formal education at a postsecondary educational institution. Qualifying criteria include (1) full-time enrollment at an accredited postsecondary institution in a program leading to a two-year, four-year or graduate degree; (2) a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale; (3) student’s commitment to provide at least 20 hours of community service over one calendar year to DWIU or any allied national organization. See our scholarship application for further details.