2011-04-14 / General Stories
Buckner International: A Legacy Of Compassion
On a hot July day in 1877, Baptist minister R.C. Buckner gathered concerned citizens around an old oak tree in Paris, Texas, to ask for their help in meeting a local need: a home for orphans in North Texas. From a humble collection that day of $27, Dr. Buckner began his mission to build the Buckner Orphans’ Home in Dallas-one of the oldest orphanages west of the Mississippi River. Dr.
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