Attack Poverty Responds to the Texas Winter Storm
Attack Poverty will be serving those impacted by the Texas Winter Storm by meeting their basic needs. Even in uncertain times, it continues to be our mission to strengthen under-resourced communities.
It takes all of us to make things happen. As Attack Poverty, we're used to adapting and pivoting to meet the needs of communities and we need your support.
We’re anticipating high need for home repair, assistance with basic needs like food and water, and even serving families with children as families try to figure out how to move forward while their children are at home in virtual schooling.
With the devastation we’ve seen so far over the past few days, we know this will be costly, but we also know you all will come alongside us as we serve.
We appreciate your prayers and donations in support of our neighbors.
- We know God is with us and will provide for us. He will not leave us. Brandon, references Zephenia 3:17 as a word of encouragement.
- If you can volunteer, we need your support as we walk alongside others.
- If you can support us financially, we need your support to keep this going. It takes $200,000 a month to keep us going.
- Our Attack Poverty Disaster Recovery team is getting ready to mobilize to support communities.
- Today we challenge you, reach out to someone today. Help your neighbors, reach out to friends, share resources, and come together. #bettertogether
Resources Neededupdated: 2.22.2021
- Home Depot and Lowes Gift Cards
- Cleaning Supplies
- Contractor Bags -Trash Bags
- Child related activity needs (Activity Kits, Bible Studies)
- Pet Food
- Baby Supplies (Baby Food, Formula, Diapers)
- Hand Sanitizer
Attack Poverty Drop Off Locationupdated: 2.19.2021
Help & Infoupdated 2.21.2021
FEMA has just issued a major disaster declaration to Texas and will be providing Individual Assistance to individuals and business owners who had damages and losses due to the recent winter weather. This is GREAT news!
FEMA assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. (Please note that this is for uninsured losses.)
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.
(For the full press release, click the link: https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210220/president-joseph-r-biden-jr-approves-major-disaster-declaration-texas#)
In addition to the assistance FEMA will be able to provide to residents affected by the winter weather, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is now offering low-interest disaster loans to homeowners and business owners for losses and damages due to the storm. For more information, please see below.
Homeowners and business owners apply for a SBA disaster loan through the same process of applying for FEMA assistance: www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.