More than 100 volunteers helped feed over 200 families and beautified Catholic Charities’ Villa de Guadalupe Center on Sat., May 6, in partnership with the Houston Texans and United Way of Greater Houston for Texans Care Day.
Texans Care Volunteer Day encourages volunteerism across the city of Houston. Texans players Brian Peters and Robert Nelson along with Texans Cheerleaders and volunteers with the Battle Red Ladies group were present to land a hand to Catholic Charities staff and volunteers at the Villa Guadalupe and the Lewis and Joan Lowenstein Foundation Pan De Vida Food Pantry. Volunteers sorted, bagged and carried boxes of food for Catholic Charities’ clients.
Additionally, volunteers did landscaping — laying down mulch and fresh soil, pulling weeds, and planting fresh herbs in the vegetable garden — around the Villa and repainted rooms and apartments used for our women veterans.
The Catholic Charities Guadalupe Basic Needs Center provides food, rent, utility, and support services aimed at returning families and individuals to self-sufficiency, and houses the Lewis and Joan Lowenstein Foundation Pan De Vida Food Pantry that helps feed more than 15,000 individuals annually.
The center is also home to the Villa de Guadalupe, which assists female veterans and their children who are in need of shelter, transitional housing and other basic needs in times of need.
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