Houston, Texas

“The last several days have been hard yet rewarding. I started making calls last week and it hits differently when you are listening to parents first hand. One of them was Perla, a stay at home mom whose husband’s hours have been cut drastically. They are having a hard time paying their bills and buying food for their family of 6. Despite needing and qualifying for the $500.00, Perla was refusing to accept the money. After talking to her a little longer and gaining her trust, I found out that she didn’t want to take the money because she thought it was coming from the government (a lot of us don’t like asking for government help). I explained to her where the money was coming from, she accepted the help and was very happy she is going to be able to buy food for her kids.”