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Area Resources, Phone Numbers and Websites To Help Our Readers Navigate our Coronavirus Pandemic
As always, our 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE is here answering the call from our neighbors in need. 211 provides information about community resources and connects people to basic needs assistance and other social services, for which demand is likely to increase. You can also search the 211 database online here. 211 is not the number to call for emergencies or if someone suspects they have COVID-19. Those concerned about or affected by COVID-19 should follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines.
H-E-B Launches Take and Bake Dishes with Underbelly Hospitality Starting Thursday, April 2nd, a New Ready To Cook – Oven Ready Dishes to Go By Georgia James Meat Market
Beginning today, April 2, select H-E-B stores are selling Underbelly Hospitality Take and Bake dishes. Look for the dishes near the entrance of each store.
As global cases of the novel coronavirus near the staggering milestone of 1 million, spreading to almost every country and territory, the World Health Organization chief says he is “deeply concerned” about the “near exponential growth” of the pandemic.
The Houston Independent School District is relaunching its Grab and Go Curbside Meals Program on Monday, April 6, 2020.
On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Congressman Al Green and several of his congressional colleagues sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump condemning anti-Asian discrimination and violence linked to COVID-19. Congressman Green, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chairwoman Judy Chu (CA-27), and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA- 07) released the following statement:
The Governor issued a proclamation regarding his prior Executive Order mandating a self-quarantine for individuals arriving from the New York Tri-State Area and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Our son, Harry, came to our home to bring us fresh fruit – red apples, bright yellow bananas – and rustic wheat bread. Thomas brought huge boxes of Gatorade and sparkling water. That’s not unusual. But the circumstances had changed. We met outdoors in the driveway, we stood 6 feet apart. We didn’t hug or kiss. We called out “I love you” above the noise of the wind.
Fashion has always been a powerful way to express ourselves, and the colors we wear, psychologists say, reflect our personality.
Oprah Winfrey is Donating $10 Million to Support Those Facing Food Insecurity Due to the COVID19 Pandemic
Laurene Powell Jobs and @Apple to launch America's Food Fund to help feed local communities. I was struck by the work these organizations are doing and while everyone's priority right now is to stay safer at home, I know there are many of us looking for ways to help.