Attack Poverty’s Houston Hero Stories

Attack Poverty can not accomplish our mission critical work without our incredible volunteers! THANK YOU!

Christopher

Friends of North Rosenberg
Never underestimate teenagers. Chris was one of our volunteers who got hours for National Honor Society. During COVID-19 Chris has come almost every day to help with our distribution to under resourced communities even though he already has all his hours. He comes every time ready to carry boxes, load cars, set up supplies, clean, and whatever else is needed. He does not complain and works hard to serve his community.

Diego

Friends of North Rosenberg
Heroes do not always come in uniform, but this guy sure came with a lot of heart. He has really stepped up to help his community during COVID-19. Diego comes to our distribution center every Tuesday and Thursday. He helps with phone calls, registration, loading cars, delivering meals, unloading supplies and organizing meal packs. He always tries to put a smile on the resident’s face when handing out supplies. We really could not do what we do without heroes like him.

Corrina

Friends of Northside

Her name is Corrina. She was born and raised in the Northside and knows everyone in this community. She goes out and asks anyone she can find if they are in need of food and allows us as an organization meet the needs of more people in the community. No matter the weather, she goes out and reaches those most in need. Her kind heart has helped so many people in this time of stress and anxiety and I think she is an incredible hero.

Nicholas

Friends of Sundown
Nicholas from Supply Bridge Ministries and NBD graphics, is a true definition of a Houston Heroe! Nick has shown up in many different ways from gathering supplies, to putting out encouraging signs for the front line workers, to showing up at every distribution with Attack Poverty- Friends of Sundown.

Adrian

Friends of Sundown & North Rosenberg
This amazing woman has really spread the love during covid. She first started helping with our Friends of Sundown location. That just wasn’t enough for her. She then began to volunteer at our Friends of North Rosenberg location. While helping us on distribution days she always has an upbeat attitude. She has helped with registration, cleaning, and meal kit preparation. After seeing so many children come through our distribution line she even made kid packs and donated them for the children in the community.

Josie D

Friends of North Richmond
Josie D has grown up in the North Richmond community and loves to help her neighbors in need. Our organization, Friends of North Richmond, a location of Attack Poverty, has been serving nonperishable food, produce, and other needed supplies to our community over the past 9 weeks. During this time, Josie has personally coordinated with us to pick up multiple loads of food and delivers them to over 30 of her elderly apartment neighbors. To top it all off, she helped our staff pass out fresh hot pizzas donated by the Riverstone MOD Pizza. Josie is overjoyed to bring smiles to her neighbors and inspires us by the way she looks out for them.   

Hope City

Friends of Sundown
Hope City has been a tremendous blessing to Attack Poverty- Friends of Sundown as they continue to lift our communities in many forms. From packing meals to helping distribute week after week. They are always there and ready to serve. Not only does Hope City serve our Sundown community, but they are constantly serving other organizations, such as the Houston Food Bank, and Feed The Hunger.
Each Hope City volunteer has a passion and a great heart for serving those who need a helping hand. Our Hope City volunteers come with this wonderful energy that is full of life-bringing hope to each and every individual. Here at Attack Poverty- Friends of Sundown, we like to call them our Hope City Heroes, because they are.
We can’t thank them enough for all their hard work, dedication, commitment, and devotion to our community.
Hope City Volunteers pictured: Adrian, Phoebe, David, Robert, Sergio, and Anthony

This update is part of our ongoing COVID-19 Response. We are so grateful for your generous support and commitment to helping us break the cycle of generational poverty.