Basketball Serves at “Brother Bill’s”

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As part of the DBU Student Welcome And Transition (SWAT) tradition, the new Patriot Basketball players spent the day serving the local Dallas community at Brother Bill’s Helping Hand. Brother Bill’s was founded by Bill Harrod, a man with a third grade education, in the 1940’s. “Brother Bill” began ministering daily to the spiritual and physical needs of the people in West Dallas at that time. The ministry has grown over the years but the same core values still guide their mission.


New Patriots Nate LeaJason GentryMyles JohnsonStratton WilliamsCharles AllenCarter TrentCory Carden, and Remy Ndiaye joined the coaching staff and manager Jesus Aranda as they helped with building maintenance at Brother Bill’s new facility. They also helped prepare for a “Back to School” carnival that Brother Bill’s will host on August 25. At the carnival, residents of West Dallas will be able to pick up school supplies that have been donated, receive a free lunch, and play fun games – all with a message of hope and an encouragement to the value of education.

Brother Bill’s supplies affordable medical care, supplemental groceries, after-school programs, educational classes and job training among other things to the members of their community. According to their website at Brother Bill’s Helping Hand, “Faith in Jesus Christ is the foundation, and relationship building the theme, of each program. The BBHH leadership team and volunteers are privileged to see lives changed, trust restored, and hope renewed on a daily basis. If not for the support of individuals, corporations, and foundations, none of this would be possible. Not only does this support provide assistance with life’s daily needs and opportunities to improve one’s standard of living, it also makes hope a reality as Brother Bill’s Helping Hand continues to enrich lives in West Dallas.”

Patriot Basketball is pleased to partner with Brother Bill’s in reaching our neighboring community. For more information on Brother Bill’s, visit their website at www.bbhh.org. There you can learn more about their programs and find ways to be involved.