We’ve been serving and meeting basic needs of the underserved through the COVID-19 pandemic across the Greater Houston area. Here is a glimpse at what we’ve been doing and a word from our CEO, Brandon.
When we paused our programs across all locations to make our resource centers food and resource distribution centers, we had no idea what would come out of our efforts. We knew we needed to show up and support our communities across the Greater Houston area and let them know they are not alone and they have not been forgotten.
The work we do is holistic and meeting basic needs is so much more than providing food resources.
What we have seen through this pandemic is hope rising. In the midst of the panic and chaos, we have witnessed churches, organizations, and so many people come to the table to serve those in need. The work we do is holistic and meeting basic needs is so much more than providing food resources. Meeting a person’s basic needs has involved food for their family, diapers for their little ones, counseling services when they feel helpless, financial assistance for their bills, and even pet food for their animal companions. To meet someone’s basic needs we know you must listen first.
Listening first is something we regularly practice across the organization. Listening to communities to discover their assets. Listening to the stories of the residents who have seen countless generations come and go. Listening to the fears and concerns of those who come to the doors of our resource centers.
In order to continue to give hope, you must be able to listen to the hearts and needs of people. We are so grateful for Attack Poverty staff and our partners and volunteers for working day in and out to serve our neighbors. To get involved, view our COVID-19 page for more information on the different ways to get involved.