News Coverage Highlights Storm's Impact on Vulnerable Kids and Families
Last week’s historic storm again showed the struggles that Texas’ most vulnerable children and families face day in and day out, and especially when disaster hits. Many of our partner organizations endured days without power, flooding from broken pipes, and new challenges on top of all they have endured during this prolonged pandemic.
KVUE News in Austin highlighted the storm's impact on SAFE Alliance in Austin, where teen moms and their babies had to be moved out of one of the group’s cottages when pipes burst and water rained from the ceilings – and then had to be relocated again when it happened in a second cottage.
"We have had disaster after disaster after disaster over the past few days," co-CEO Julia Spann told KVUE. "And it's going to take us a while to dig out."
Thankfully, the storm also highlighted the support we often get from caring neighbors and businesses. Some of them brought food and supplies to SAFE, where the staff worked tirelessly to keep their residents safe and warm.
Child- and family-serving organizations across Texas are facing considerable physical damage in the wake of last week's freeze. Volunteers and groups looking to support them should visit our Winter Storm Relief page.