Sisters Create Fund To Help Struggling DFW Restaurant Workers

Waitress
Photo credit FTiare/GettyImages
By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Two North Texas sisters are using their newfound free time to lend a helping hand. 

Grace and Annie Dodd say they were bored and feeling sorry for themselves. So they started brainstorming. 

That’s when the sisters, 19 and 21-years-old, decided to create Dallas Helps. It’s a fundraiser turned cash delivery service, designed to help restaurant workers struggling to make ends meet. 

So far, Grace and Annie have made stops at several restaurants in Dallas, including Banditos and Chips, where they hand deliver about $200 cash to each employee. They say they hope it’s just enough to help out— to buy groceries, or to cover a utility bill. 

“Those are the little things that I think we’re keeping in mind, and saying ok that’s one thing they don’t have to worry about,” Annie tells our partners at NBC 5.

Once the girls started looking for ways to help, they say their perspectives totally changed.

“Just the amount of gratitude we’ve seen from families with whatever little bit we’re giving them has been really amazing and has kept us excited.” 

In four days, Dallas Helps has raised over $10,000 on GoFundMe.

For more information about the fundraiser, find them on Instagram or search @Dallas.Helps on Twitter. 

*If you know of a local restaurant that is providing to-go meals or delivery, have them sign up here