Community Matters

The Authority strives to make a lasting impact in the communities where we serve, live, work and play. TRA is proud to be a part of these communities and make a difference in a variety of ways. Whether donating time, energy or resources, the Authority is committed to giving back to strengthen communities, help those in need and protect our natural resources.  

Strengthening Communities 
Improving quality of life is central to building strong communities. TRA supports these communities by participating in several causes.  

United Way of Tarrant County – TRA holds an annual campaign to raise funds to support United Way of Tarrant County. United Way provides people with the tools they need to help themselves by supporting education, income and health programs that allow people to learn well, earn well and live well. The United Way campaign raises funds through pledges, games, cook-offs and community volunteering.  

Habitat for Humanity – TRA employees put on their tool belts and volunteer to help build a home for a deserving family with Habitat for Humanity. The non-profit organization aims to make housing more affordable, providing families with a stable place to call home. 

Polk County Relay for Life – TRA’s southern region staff members organize a team to participate in Polk County Relay for Life. The 24-hour relay supports the American Cancer Society in its efforts to raise awareness, celebrate survivors and find a cure. 

Helping Those in Need 
In TRA’s more than 60-year history, employees have supported charities both individually and as a group.  From food and coat drives to toy collections, charitable giving has always remained top of mind. TRA has hosted internal initiatives benefiting organizations such as, CASA of Walker County, Childrenz Haven of Polk County, Toys for Tots, Mission Arlington, SafeHaven of Tarrant County, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Meals on Wheels Inc. of Tarrant County, Cook Children’s Hospital, American Heart Association and many more.  

Keeping our Waterways Clean
Ensuring our waterways are free of debris is essential in protecting against water pollution. Through funding and volunteerism, TRA supports cleaning efforts of the Trinity River, Lake Arlington and Lake Livingston. Additionally, the Texas Clean Rivers Program administrated through TRA supports such cleanup initiatives as Walker County Proud, Navarro County Cleanup and the Trinity Trash Bash.