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Hometown Hero: S M Wright, II

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There are children in Dallas who sleep on the floor each night. But Clarice's Hometown Hero started "Christmas in the Park" to provide those children with beds to sleep on.

This is the 14th year for "Christmas in the Park" in the Automobile Building in Fair Park. The S. M. Wright Foundation is helping more than 40,000 families this Christmas and that's a record.

The late Rev. S.M. Wright, was an icon in North Texas. One of his sons, the Rev. S.M. Wright, II, is doing what his dad always told him... "If you're going to do something, do it right." His son is the Pastor of Peoples' Missionary Baptist Church in South Dallas.

The younger Wright started "Christmas in the Park" to help low-income families in South Dallas and southern Dallas County. Families had to register to be eligible for the 10,000 toys, 1,500 bikes, 15,000 new books and food.

The foundation is aware of 1,500 children who must sleep on the floor each night at home. About 700 twin beds linens have been donated by Sleep Experts for those kids. The Rev. Wright said he hopes to have beds for the remaining children by the end of the first quarter. Dallas families, businesses and retailers are the proud supporters.

This foundation helps families in need all year long. If you'd like more information about the S.M. Wright Foundation, go to www.smwrightfoundation.org or call 214-741-4990.

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