Goodness, this was an absolutely *HUGE* giveaway this morning; 9 volunteers armed with 320+ bags came out to make this happen (and we needed all the trunk space!!). The demand for tents and sleeping bags was still very high, so a big thank you to Foundation Beyond Belief for providing Winter Storm Relief Grants to provide these items to our community. We actually went to pick up more tents for several folks who still didn't have one.
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.