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April 12, 2020 | star-telegram.com

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I want to applaud dedicated workers who are embodying the Golden Rule during the COVID-19 crisis. — folks like our dedicated workers at Community Options, a nonprofit provider of residential care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Texas.

Community Options caregivers are among the thousands of direct-support professionals who care for people with disabilities that would leave them increasingly vulnerable if they were to contract the virus. Our caring workers do not have the luxury of working from home, and they often work for little more than minimum wage.

Community Options wants to recognize their heroism. Over the next 10 weeks, all gifts to Community Options will go toward increasing the pay of a direct-support professional on the front lines. To donate, go to imatter.comop.org/covid19fund.

- Jamie L. Reynolds, state director, Community Options, Dallas