Greatest Gift Catalog 2016

The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever 2016

on NBC! The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever founder and chief volunteer Elliot Goldman joins NBC 5 live in studio to discuss the ninth edition of the holiday gifting guide. (Published Monday, Nov. 28, 2016)

By Alicia Martinez and Greatest Gift Catalog Ever staff

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? What if you could give that special someone a gift that made a real difference for this community?
This holiday season, NBC 5 is proud to partner with the 2016 Greatest Gift Catalog Ever, a catalog that allows the “shopper” to find 75 unique charitable giving opportunities from 25 great non-profit organizations to choose from in Tarrant County.

The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever was founded in 2007 by local businessman Elliot Goldman and his wife, Heather, to raise funds and awareness for local charities, their goal was to have something in there for everyone.

The catalog will have gifts ranging in price from $10 to $25,000. Purchases can be made online, by phone or by mail. Through the generous support of local foundations and corporations, 100 percent of the tax-deductible donations will go directly to the designated organizations. As an added bonus, every purchase from the catalog will just make you feel good inside.

Catalogs are available at over 200 locations in Tarrant County. Here are some of the great organizations featured organizations in the 2016 Greatest Gift Catalog Ever this year:

  • The First Tee
  • Gill Children’s Services
  • Kids Who Care
  • The Union Gospel Mission
  • The Boys and Girls Clubs of Tarrant County
  • The Cliburn
  • Recovery Resource Council
  • Camp John Marc
  • Easter Seals of North Texas
  • The Parenting Center
  • Catholic Charities
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Helping Restore Ability
  • A Wish With Wings
  • The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Airpower Foundation
  • NICA
  • The Women’s Center

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Source: The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever 2016 | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Fort Worth Medal of Honor Memorial 2014-42

The monument of men

Medal of Honor recipients memorialized
| Betty Dillard | FW Business Press

Three fallen Fort Worth military members – one who went down with his bomber during World War II, one fatally wounded by mortar fire during the Korean War, and one who threw himself on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers in Vietnam – have received a lasting tribute from both citizens and the city through a public-private partnership.

The three – Maj. Horace S. Carswell, Cpl. Charles F. Pendleton and Spc. 4 Robert D. Law – are recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. Recipients must have distinguished themselves for valor in action at the risk of their own life against an enemy force. The president, in the name of Congress, has awarded 3,465 Medals of Honor since the decoration’s creation in 1861.

For the first time, Fort Worth’s three Medal of Honor recipients are being memorialized in an 8,000-pound red granite monument at Veterans Memorial Park located at 4120 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. (more…)

Fort Worth Medal of Honor Memorial

Find ways to honor fallen soldiers

By Elliot Goldman
Special to the Star-Telegram

Last month, the National Leadership Foundation rallied the Fort Worth community to raise awareness for a new monument built in Fort Worth’s Veterans Memorial Park.

The 8,000-pound red granite obelisk is a memorial for three brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. It is also the first time two of the men have been publicly recognized for their sacrifice and achievement on a local level.

Fort Worth residents Maj. Horace S. Carswell, Cpl. Charles F. Pendleton and Sp4c. Robert D. Law served in three separate wars but had one thing in common: They demonstrated extraordinary courage, steadfast devotion and profound concern for their fellow soldiers and were posthumously awarded our nation’s highest military honor, the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Carswell, a B-4 bomber pilot, was killed after piloting his crew to safety during WWII.

Pendleton, a machine gunner with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, refused evacuation from a perilous post and continued defense of his comrades until he was mortally wounded by a mortar burst. (more…)


Honoring War Heroes in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Star Telegram, October 18, 2014

An 8,000-pound red granite monument honoring three fallen military men who gave their lives to save others during battle was dedicated Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park in Fort Worth. The Medal of Honor Memorial pays tribute to three Fort Worth men who received the nation’s highest military honor — Maj. Horace S. Carswell, Cpl. Charles F. Pendleton and Spc. Robert D. Law. Carswell died when his aircraft crashed during a surprise bombing run on at least 14 Japanese ships during the latter days of World War II. Pendleton was fatally wounded by mortar fire during the Korean War while repelling an enemy force. Law was killed during the Vietnam War when he smothered a grenade to save the lives of soldiers around him. — Mitch Mitchell

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