Good evening, America!
Just days before Harvey struck, a team from HCH traveled down to Houston, TX to help prepare and serve meals at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, a men's homeless shelter and rehabilitation treatment program. We also held crisis intakes for other homeless individuals in the area. The need for help only continues to grow, especially in light of the recent hurricane damage. Please check back for updates on Hurricane Harvey relief! We will be sending teams to assist in clean-up and restoration shortly!
The Salvation Army kitchen stays open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, serving upwards of 600 homeless men each day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Every resource the shelter uses - from human labor to food and kitchen products - is precious. Many of the men they help are homeless veterans struggling to get back on two feet after returning home from war. Others have simply fallen into hard times and need a helping hand. A simple smile or kind gesture can make a big difference for many of these men, who feel forgotten, abandoned and rejected, both by their own families and by society as a whole. Here are some photos from our journey...
Many thanks to those who volunteered with us... Pictured below: Melba Mayo-Martell, Elisha Mayo, Sarah Cooper, Mark Shelton, Allen Ramsay, Bear Freeman, Michael Damour, Coleen Egan, Lynnette Nicholas, and Chairwoman Alison Mayo.
Extra special thanks to one of our greatest volunteers in Texas, Melba Mayo-Martell. It was such a pleasure and privilege to work with you!