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“America needs more people like Wes & Dianne Higdon.  Communities, families and lives have been greatly enhanced by the great work of their organization, Community Affects. What impresses me the most about this couple is their servants heart, and their love of Jesus Christ.”

-Mike Bishop, Co-Founder of An American Speaks

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“When Wes and Dianne first came to this community and told me what their ministry was, I laughed. But after I’ve seen what they have done in and for this community, I don’t laugh anymore because they have a passion for helping communities work together and they know how to make it happen.”

-Acra Turner, Pastor of First Baptist Penn Memorial in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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“Wes and Dianne are amazing people accomplishing an amazing ministry. They take the true needs of the people they work with to heart.”

-David Miller, Former Deputy City Manager of Bedford Texas

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“Wes and Dianne Higdon have been great to work with on numerous projects. They have always stayed focused, planned well, and the events have always gone on and been a huge success no matter the challenge. Smith Lawn and Tree has enjoyed working with them over the past few years and have been blessed to be a part of their organization.”

-Russell Simpler, Owner of Smith Lawn & Tree

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“We had the awesome opportunity to travel to Eureka Springs, AR this summer with our youth. We wanted our youth to see first hand what getting out in the community and serving others was truly all about. God partnered us with Wes and Dianne for a week long missions trip. They arranged for us to work with different ministries during the week throughout the community. We saw first hand the power of God at work in the community of Eureka Springs. We had so much fun serving with them and everyone made life long friendships! Wes and Dianne are true servants of God who give of themselves and of their time to minister to others. I pray that this ministry grows and that many others will come alongside of them and minister. God bless you!!!”

-Alan Hayden, Associate Pastor of Grace Community Church in Pleasant Hill, Iowa

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“Wes and Dianne arranged for youth groups to help with the painting of fire hydrants.  The kids did a great job.  Hats off to Community Affects; especially Wes and Dianne for their community involvement and the positive influence to all around them.  THANKS to you both.”

-Bob Clave, Fire Chief for Holiday Island Fire Department in Holiday Island, Arkansas

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“The power of ‘one’ is the catalyst for the power of ‘many’ and when coupled with servant leadership, it’s bigger than one or many can imagine in making a difference.”

-Dan Alderson,  Director of Energy Assistance for Atmos Energy

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“From my perspective it is important for a community to make sure that there continues to be an emphasis on neighborhood revitalization and rehabilitation, even if it is one house at a time. Sometimes we get lost with the glamour of new development and forget about the many older neighborhoods that make up our community. The rehabilitation of one house in a neighborhood in decline, or in a great neighborhood that a person has experience hard luck, can be the one influence that creates excitement with neighbors. They see what little things can be done to spruce up properties, and then their neighbors upgrade their homes, and before you know it the neighborhood begins to transform. The process becomes contagious in communities that invest in their neighborhoods.”  

-Allan Weeger,  Retired City Manager of Hurst Texas

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“Had a great time working with Wes and Dianne! Two people who have a passion for the community and love for the Lord!! Our youth group, from Merwin Christian Church in Merwin,Mo, set up a “blind date” of community service with Wes and Dianne. We had a great time working and an even better time getting know them on a personal level, over dinner, at our cabin later that evening. The trip has inspired our youth group to perform various community service projects in our home town. A huge thank you to Wes and Dianne for the inspiration and your love for the Lord!”

Tim Eastwood, Youth Sponsor of Merwin Christian Church in Amsterdam, Missouri

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“Being able to lend a helping hand was instilled in me as a child.  My mama says, ‘You get what you put into the world’, and as long as their is breath in me, I will always help someone in need.  It also doesn’t hurt that I work for a company that believes in the same principals and works just as hard to give back to the community.  Every company should take note of Home Depot’s Team Depot……we are a mighty force.”

-Nedra Walthall,  Department Supervisor Home Depot and Team Depot Captain in Irving, Texas

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“Wes and Dianne are 2 of the most committed people I have ever known.  Their willingness to put their construction knowledge and skill to work as their mission of faith and obedience was a difference maker in allowing our Euless Revitalization program serving a few homes in one city to spread to 3 cities serving dozens of homes each year. They literally went all in. Without Wes and Dianne,  our wonderful program would not exist today in its’ current form.”

-Gary McKamie, Retired City Manager of Euless Texas

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“For the Last 2 years I have helped lead Mission trips to the Eureka Springs AR. Area with 25-35 Kids and 5-7 adults. We take on a myriad of projects from painting to major construction, Wes and Dianne Higdon with Community Affects have been there partnering with us on most of those projects. Though we met in passing one Sunday morning a little over 2 years ago we became quick friends and quickly learned they truly have a heart for others, their community and, most importantly God! I hope to continue working with Community Affects in the future as they are so tied to the needs of people around them. 1Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in tis various forms. I fully believe Wes and Dianne live this verse daily!”

-Brian Kinney, Lake Tyler Baptist Church in Tyler Texas

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“Wes and Dianne are magnetic. Their love for the Lord shines through everything they say and do, and it’s contagious! Their heart for serving others and their ability to bring communities closer together is truly inspirational and heart-warming. In working with them, our youth group was motivated to start an exciting new service project here at home. They have made a huge impact on our lives and our youth group students’ lives. We cannot thank them enough for all they have done for us!”

-Seth and Tera Black, Youth Group Leaders of Merwin Christian Church in Merwin, Missouri

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“Businesses in an area have a responsibility to be involved in supporting the needs of their community, and we do not take that responsibility lightly at the Hurst Euless Bedford Chamber of Commerce. Our Community Alliances Committee makes it easy for our business members and their employees to be involved as by presenting opportunities for volunteering when a need arises. I have found that companies that thrive in the community where they are located want to give back by supporting those less fortunate than themselves by encouraging their employees to volunteer. The owners and managers set the example by being involved themselves and allowing employees to participate in worthy projects on company time. Our community is a better place because of the involvement of businesses, community leaders, elected officials and residents helping out when they see an opportunity to make life better for others in our area.”

– Mary Martin Frazior, President & CEO of HEB Chamber of Commerce

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“Having a sense of pride and ownership in our community is a key characteristic of BB&T Bank. We decided to align ourselves with Wes & Dianne because we felt it was the perfect partnership, demonstrating the true meaning of the word ‘community’.”

-Bobby Carr, Branch Manager of BB&T Bank in Bedford Texas

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“Our Euless Revitalization program grew out of one man’s vision. The vision took on a life of its own after partnering with our faith based communities.  With Wes and Dianne Higdon at the helm of the revitalization projects, we accomplished great things.  Most importantly we have given hope to many who were in despair while at the same time building community, spirit and unity.”

-Linda Martin, Mayor City of Euless Texas

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