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: