Texas Has One of the Most Caring Cities in America
It's nice to look back on the year 2017 and find all the good it brought us.
Isn't it strange how easy it is to find the negative in things? I refuse to do this, especially with a new year approaching. We saw some really tough things in 2017 however, we also saw a lot of love. Numerous people looked beyond their own comfort to take care of others. I know this can be hard to see with so many outlets throwing the bad at us left and right, but take this list as proof of the good.
WalletHub recently compiled a list of 2017's Most Caring Cities in America.
First and foremost, Americans are giving more and more. In fact, $390 billion was donated in 2016. That number continues to trend upward. WalletHub looked at the 100 largest cities across the country. Their information came primarily from factors like the share of homeless who have shelter, the number of volunteer hours per capita and even how much of someone's income is donated to charity.
Although no cities in Arkansas made the list, Texas landed one city in the top 20. Plano, Texas was ranked at number 18. Other in the metroplex were Irving (49), Garland (53), Fort Worth (59), Arlington (60), and Dallas (75). I don't believe that Arkansas cities were omitted from the list due to a lack of charity, but rather because the cities were too small to be considered.