WHAM Update Tuesday 4th August, 2020

Yesterday we were able to provide food for 820 Individuals including 308 Children. We remain determined and committed to serving a struggling community, and ramp up our support if required.

We also dispersed $48,235.07 of financial assistance to 134 individuals last week. This remains the number one need, and will only grow over the next few weeks as the change to unemployment payments becomes a reality and folks are no longer protected from eviction.

The following statement was made across our Social Media channels, which I thought I would share here:

‘I have been a CEO since 2003, and in my time as an organizational leader I have never seen a crisis such as what we are facing now. The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed society, how we interact, how we care for those who are struggling.  

It is vitally important that organizations make the necessary changes to continue to deliver their mission within this new reality. I believe it will be at least another year and possibly longer before we return to a similar normal as was the case before the pandemic struck. In response, I will continue to navigate WHAM through the various obstacles so as to care for those who are hurting. I am obsessively focused on making sure we help as many people as possible for as long as it takes.’

– WHAM CEO, Mark Brown

I was blessed to be able to offer the Invocation at today’s Houston City Council meeting. It provided me with the opportunity to share a little about WHAM! My thanks to Council Member Thomas for the invitation.

Early morning setting up for distribution:

2 thoughts on “WHAM Update Tuesday 4th August, 2020

  1. For all that is gracious in the lives of men and women revealing the image of Christ; For our daily food and drink, our homes and families and our friends; For minds to think and hearts to love, and hands to serve; for health and strength to work, and leisure to rest and play; for the brave and courageous, who are patient in suffering and faithful in adversity; for all valiant seekers after truth, liberty, and justice; for the supporters, staff, volunteers, and all who serve through WHAM; We thank you, Lord. Above all, we give you thanks for the great mercies and promises given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen

    When I was a volunteer chaplain at WHAM I had the privilege of opening the workday with a prayer with the staff gathered. If I were there today, this would be my prayer. from the Book of Common Prayer p837

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