THANK YOU SO FAR
Thanks to those who have supplied goods in kind, and in cash, for distribution to shelters and individuals in need, post Hurricane Harvey destruction. Connecting Angels Inc, our Charity based in Houston, called out and you answered.
In the immediate post storm period, we asked for blankets, sheets, and food items in kind. In the past week, a couple of our volunteers and I, visited some shelters and realized that most of them, were getting all the supplies they needed from so many organizations, they actually turned our donations away. Large corporations sending in food, Pharmacies providing medications, restaurants cooking en masse and more. The only thing they needed it seems, was, actual homes to send these residents to.
Realizing this, we decided to take a more focused approach, customize our help according to the changing needs. Serve smaller and less-known shelters, collaborate with small churches to find out individuals in need, and also word of mouth. Not everyone is in the shelter, but that doesn’t mean they do not need help.
I was able, though, to personally deliver the bulk of your donations in kind to Masjid-Ul-Arafat, my neighborhood house of prayer, which had so kindly made room for those in need, no matter your creed, race or origin. I was honored to present them with some bedding, nonperishable goods, clothes, toilet paper, paper towels and cleaning detergents.
We have decided to focus on what we do best, just as our international outreach in Africa, providing meals to orphanages in Cameroon, for our relief effort in Houston, we have launched a new program, Connecting Angels Pantry. This program will collect grocery items or food items from your pantry, and donate to individuals and families who sign up. Our volunteers will either collect these items from donors, or donors can finance the purchase of meals. Our fight to end hunger continues, and we are ready for it.
The cash donated so far, will go to purchase the first batch of meals. Please sign up with us if you have a need for groceries, if you are hosting a family, if you lost income due to the hurricane, sign up.
Again, we thank you and ask you to continue to support our programs.