Foundation Beyond Belief is raising money and working with local Beyond Belief Network teams to provide direct aid (as they are the fastest boots-on-the-ground and know better about what is needed in each locale). Thousands have already been distributed to Texas BBN teams thus far. If you'd like to contribute to this fund, please visit their Give Lively Donation page.
Austin AHH will be heightening our food response for the next giveaway, as well as look to replace damaged sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and even tents that were lost, water-logged or destroyed for those experiencing homelessness. We have received a grant to help defray some of the costs of this program from Foundation Beyond Belief, so that will go a long way to make this effort possible. To aid in those efforts, please visit our PayPal donation link page. Thank you SOOO much for the support ya'll have shown this month.
There is just so much to cover. Despite our efforts to increase our bag count to 275, we were *just* able to cover everyone in our service areas. If you are able, please visit AustinAHH.org/donate to help us get more supplies to pack more bags for this vulnerable community.
Much love to our lovely volunteers for both the pre-packing and the hybrid giveaway. Thanks to so many amazing donors out there, we were able to hand out our thermal underwear to 252 people (it was a huge hit!!!). Since we had to use tables for their distribution, we decided to also bring back coffee for this giveaway. By the time we had made it through the line, we were cleaned out of 9 gallons of it.