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Yesterday I delivered a delicious Mexican buffet to the teachers and staff at the North Side Fort Worth school that I adopted many years ago. It was Cinco de Mayo and also Teacher’s Appreciation Week, two reasons to celebrate.

The school is part of the Blue Zones Project and is trying to adopt healthier habits. The food was plant-based.

It has been an incredibly challenging year for these hard-working professionals as they had to deal with their second school year during the pandemic.

Today the Cowtown Marathon generously brought its C.A.L.F. children’s run to the school that I have sponsored for the past 17 years. The kids were excited to run or walk several laps around the school and compete against each other.

The P.E. teacher said they had been training for weeks and that their play and sports have been very restricted due to Covid-19. It is hard to imagine how difficult the pandemic has been on them (and on their parents and teachers).

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It was very thoughtful that our wonderful Mayor Betsy Price took the time to come to show her support. Last evening, she led another Rolling Town Hall where she answered the questions of residents — all on bicycles! I doubt there is another city that does this. She is not running for reelection after 10 years and we will all miss her.

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The past week has been hellacious for millions of North Texans. Many people suddenly lost electricity and water. They froze and were hungry for days. Wind chill temperatures got as low as -10 degrees.

Grocery stores were stripped bare of food. Water could not be found anywhere. People had to sleep in their cars with the motor running to stay warm. Many animals were abandoned.

Black ice on the express lanes of Interstate 35 on February 11th at 6:00 a.m. caused a horrendous 133-vehicle crash that was the worst one in the history of Fort Worth.

Berenson Injury Law sponsored a lunch catered by Central Market on Friday to thank the hard-working teachers and staff at the Rufino Mendoza Elementary School that Mr. Berenson adopted 16 years ago.

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Our firm wanted to get their school year off to a good start on the first day in September by giving the staff and faculty lunch, so Friday was the bookend to an extraordinarily challenging semester. We also bought disinfectant and cleaning supplies and provided other support.

Over the years, Mr. Berenson has tried to help the school out by

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I sponsored the Trick or Trot on Saturday at Mutts Canine Cantina. It was a fund-raiser for the Humane Society of North Texas.

It was Halloween and dog owners and their pooches were dressed in witty costumes. The middle one is (naturally) named Rocket.

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I have partnered with the Humane Society of North Texas over the years by sponsoring open adoptions and promoting other events.

Welcome back teachers and students!

Today is the first day that some students were finally allowed to return to Fort Worth schools. This included the first graders at Rufino Mendoza Elementary. It has been my sincere pleasure to adopt this school on the North Side for many years. I hope our opening day with the new safety requirements went well. I wanted to thank the pandemic-weary teachers and staff and make sure that they had a lunch to get them off to a good start.

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I have supported the school by

  • purchasing cleaning supplies and disinfectant for each classroom,
  • buying lunches, snacks, and books and throwing parties,
  • buying t-shirts and clothes and conducting an annual “Angel Tree” holiday gift project,

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Berenson Injury Law proudly donated to three of its favorite non-profit organizations today. Their budgets have unfortunately been slashed due to the pandemic.

Humane Society of North Texas

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This wonderful organization has been a great place for North Texas residents to go to adopt dogs, cats, horses, and other animals. Just in the first three months this year, it arranged over 3,200 adoptions and investigated 200 acts of animal cruelty. That’s remarkable.

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Drunk driving is a huge problem here, even during the pandemic

Drunk driving wrecks are the number one cause of fatalities on our Texas roads. They are usually high speed collisions often caused by immature men driving huge pickup trucks. Like almost every vehicle collision, they are 100% preventable.

As a personal injury lawyer who has specialized in motor vehicle collisions for over 40 years, Bill Berenson has represented far too many victims of drunk driving wrecks, including the horrific “affluenza teen” case where his client was tragically paralyzed for life and four people tragically died.

TAFBBill Berenson donated 2,500 meals yesterday to the Tarrant Area Food Bank to help support its largest-ever distribution.

TAFB served 1,500 families which had lined up at Dickies Arena. Members of the Texas Air National Guard loaded dairy products, meat, and dried food into each vehicle.

And as if that were not great enough, TAFB was also providing food at four other locations around Fort Worth.

Bill Berenson has always strongly believed in community service and his law firm again made a donation to the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

Why he supports the Food Bank

This incredible non-profit organization performs so many critically needed jobs here in the Tarrant County area including

  • collecting and distributing food to those in need,
  • providing disaster relief,
  • teaching nutrition education,
  • ensuring that seniors have access to nutritious foods, and
  • helping people apply for SNAP and other government programs

Most of the Food Bank’s items are donated by grocery stores and other partners in the food industry. Companies, individuals and farmers help out tremendously. They have a small army of volunteers who collect, sort, box and carry the food to distribution points across 13 counties in North Texas.

The TAFB distributes perishable items like dairy and produce and also canned fruits and vegetables, rice, and peanut butter. An incredible 26 million pounds of fruits and vegetables were distributed last year. Unsold food is donated so it is not wasted.

The TAFB is top-rated by the Charity Navigator since it gives out almost all (95%) of the money and items collected and keeps its administrative costs to a minimum.

And it was started in 1982 – the same year Mr. Berenson opened his personal injury law firm in Fort Worth. He has maintained his primary office there in the 11-story Westbend One Tower on University Drive overlooking the Trinity River, just down the street from NTFB’s headquarters and warehouse.

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