ATX Homeless Charities obtains $ 10,000 from the Greater Texas Credit Union
AUSTIN, TX – The Greater Texas Credit Union has donated $ 10,000 to two Austin homeless charities to support their programs to help those in need.
On Friday, Greater Texas presented Mobile Loaves & Fishes and the Austin Chapter of the Salvation Army with a check for $ 5,000 each.
The donations were given to celebrate the bank’s new headquarters at 12,544 Riata Vista Circle, officials said.
Loaves and mobile fish, which helps feed and house the homeless, will use the funds to help grow the second phase of its Community First! Village, which is a planned development that provides affordable and permanent housing for men and women emerging from chronic homelessness.
The community first! Village also provides community support through employment opportunities, easy access to public transport, a community market, and health and wellness services, officials said.
The Austin Salvation Army oversees three housing-focused shelters in Austin that offer a range of services to help people on the streets move into permanent housing.
It also provides financial assistance for utilities and food, as well as life skills to help homeless people escape poverty, through rehabilitation, vocational training, etc. responsible.
âAs an Austin-based institution, we have a responsibility to help our neighbors in need,â said Howard N. Baker, president and CEO of Greater Texas Credit Union. âHomelessness in Austin is a clear and present problem that really requires a village to tackle. Austin Salvation Army and Mobile Loaves & Fishes provide exceptional care and compassion to those making the transition from life on the streets to self-reliance, delivering real solutions that address the root causes of the ‘roaming.
Baker added that GTCU hopes the donations will help the homeless community find a path that gives them âhope and supportâ so they can overcome their challenges and be successful.