For a few months now, we have been searching for a way to highlight individuals who give their support and gifts to Dallas 24 Hour Club because without their support we wouldn't be able to continue our mission of helping the homeless alcoholic and drug addict with a fresh start of a life of sobriety.
To showcase these individuals, we have created the Dallas 24 Hour Club “All Stars”, which are a group of individuals who over our 50 year history have devoted their time and energy to support our organization and mission to provide safe, sober transitional living for homeless men and women seeking a brand new life away from drugs and alcohol. Their tireless efforts have led The 24 through very difficult times and most recently established a bright new future for The 24 with a new facility. Each month we will announce which community members will be included in our “All Star” group. Please help us thank and congratulate these individuals and their unwavering support of Dallas 24 Hour Club.
FEBRUARY ALL STARS
JULIEN DEVEREUX, FORMER BOARD CHAIR AND MEMBER
In 2010, Ray Compton asked Julien Devereux to join The 24’s Board of Directors at a time when the Board did not have adequate skills or financial backing to face the future successfully. Julien helped establish proper Board protocol and established the Ross Avenue Group as a separate entity from The 24. Through his initiative to raise awareness about The 24’s financial needs, a very generous donor paid off the large mortgage which allowed The 24 to own our property free and clear! One of his other significant accomplishments was to recruit Frank Wood as his replacement. “I look back now and still say what I said back then. If the 24 Hour Club didn’t exist in Dallas, we would have to create it. Thanks to the generosity of all those in the past and those that came after me, for not giving up on the homeless alcoholic and addict.”
FRANK WOOD, FORMER BOARD CHAIR AND MEMBER
In 2011, Julien Devereux recruited Frank Wood to join The 24’s Board of Directors. Frank valiantly served as the Operations Chair and as he says, his job was to “support Julien, keep the lights on, the toilets unclogged and figure out why the Kitchen and Service Fees were always short.” Frank did much more than that. He was present almost daily at The 24,attending meetings, encouraging our residents and offering support to the staff. We can’t thank Frank enough for all that he contributed as a Board Member and Chair, but also how he has stayed involved since then.