Goodness, what a hot morning. Being in the shade is no abatement from this continuing heat streak in Texas. We had plenty of gallon jugs of water and towels to help people beat the heat just a little better. The biggest of shout-outs to people that donated via AustinAHH.org/Donate or the wishlist. It really makes a difference month after month.
A huge thank you to GO Humanity for helping us to secure the additional heat-related items for recipients. Even with close to 75 gallons jugs of water, we went through every single one. Thanks to I Support the Girls - Austin for providing the hygiene supplies like pads, tampons and face wipes. Thanks to amazing donors like Genny, we were able to provide our 3 F-TAP recipients with another bus pass for the month of August, along with 1 individual who needed transportation to his GED classes as he works to finally get his degree. Sara, one of our core volunteers, delivered that pass directly to him and relayed that it was quite an emotional experience.
After receiving a tip from a gentleman at our 2nd locale further South, several of us visited another wooded area to find about 20 more people, almost making us run out of bags altogether. Of the 10 gallons of cold Kool-aid, 8 were demolished across 3 locales as the heat persisted. We will keep the heat in mind as we head out next month and make sure that emphasis on water remains at the forefront.
September 4th will be another 31-day pass distribution day !!
With that, thanks so much to all the organizations, donors and volunteers for helping to make these events possible.
Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless
www.AustinAHH.org / www.Atheists.help