Category Archives: Projects

Help Our Farmers Recover from Hurricane Harvey

Our farms were heavily damaged by tropical storm-force winds followed by 40+ inches of rain that Houston received in just a 4-day span during this historic and devastating storm. Our farmers need to clean debris from their farms, replace destroyed crops with seeds and/or transplants, repair drip irrigation systems, and replace damaged farm equipment — all while hurriedly preparing for fall planting and trying to maintain their weekly farm share subscriptions. It will take days for the farms to dry out enough to replant (please no more rain, Mother Nature!), so recovery will progress slowly. Being new Americans, our farmers...
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HPD’s new volunteer program called “Communicators on Patrol”

In an effort to enhance language access between officers and community members, the Houston Police Department is in the process of developing a new volunteer program called “Communicators on Patrol”. Community members would serve as volunteer translators and assist patrol officers responding to various calls for service. Communicators would need to be fluent in one of the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Urdu, Korean, Sign Language To learn more visit HPD's website....
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What’s Next for METRO …. It’s Up to You!

METRO is embarking upon the development of a new regional transit plan – METRONext – and they need you to be a part of it! Their transit system must help people get to where they need to go today, as well as in the future. They welcome your ideas on how to better serve the needs of our current customers, as well as your help in developing strategies to attract new customers to the transit system. Now is the time to start planning for the future. Please see the attached meeting schedule and join them at an upcoming community...
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Mayor Turner Announces Meaningful Change for Veterans

HOUSTON - Mayor Sylvester Turner announces a $2.3 million mental health grant for local veterans has been secured by the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs. The Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant was awarded by the State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission and will fund valuable new programs and services for a community with one of the highest veteran populations in the U.S. The substantial grant also highlights the city’s initiatives which target veterans and the Meaningful Change campaign which aims to end chronic homelessness. “Wanting to help our veterans is...
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