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GRACE, Bassett Furniture provide furniture for those in need

Alvin Antoine moves furniture into the Crawford home.
Alvin Antoine moves furniture into the Crawford home. Star-Telegram

GRACE and Bassett Furniture team up to provide furniture for those in need.

Antoinette Crawford has a newly furnished bedroom thanks to GRACE and Bassett Furniture.

The furniture company worked with Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange to provide six families with furniture including a whole bedroom set for Crawford on Jan. 22.

“Just to have a nice little area to go in and get some peace and quiet,” the 34-year-old Crawford said before jumping onto her new bed.

Crawford and her five children have been in GRACE’s Transitional Housing program for 14 months. The 2-year-program helps people transition from a homeless lifestyle to one of self-sufficiency.

“It’s just a blessing,” Crawford said. “When you make a life change you can’t do it by yourself.”

Crawford said it’s been great to have people help her and her children.

“It’s an awesome feeling, it’s overwhelming,” she said. “God knows what you need and he knew that I needed GRACE.”

Crawford left a life of domestic abuse behind and encourages other women to find ways out of similar situations.

“You don’t have to accept it,” she said. “There’s hope and help out there.”

The organization chose six of nine families in its program that are most in need to give furniture. Crawford received a queen-sized bed frame and mattress, dresser and nightstand along with some decorations for her room. Bassett Furniture also gave four families couches and one a coffee table based on need.

Bassett made the almost $10,000 furniture donation as part of its Make(over) a Difference program to welcome in the grand opening of its Southlake location.

“This is a really cool way for us to be a part of the community,” Jay Moore, Bassett’s director of advertising, said.

Dustin L. Dangli, 817-390-7770

Twitter: @dustindangli

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